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  • The Undiscovered Pearl Next Door

    Canadian wines are surprisingly diverse. Six control states share a border with a large wine-producing country that until recently wasn’t recognized by most American consumers for much beyond maple syrup and hockey. But that’s... Read More »

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  • No Mixing Required

    Americans today crave convenience. And in the spirits category, what can be more convenient than Ready 
 to Drink (RTD) cocktails and shots? These products contain fresh, premium ingredients,... Read More »
  • Profiting From Gin’s Renaissance

    With all due deference to vodka’s longstanding market dominance—which now accounts for almost 35% of all distilled spirits sold—drinking patterns do inevitably shift. The question then becomes, what will... Read More »
  • Rum’s Ready to Rebound

    Premium straight and aged rums appeal to the modern, 
sophisticated consumer. The second-largest spirits category isn’t resting on its laurels. It’s on the cusp of being the next big... Read More »
  • Retailer Wine Reviews: American Cabs

    We asked members of our panel to review their favorite Cabernet Sauvignons from the U.S. (California as well as other states). As always, these selections include brief tasting notes,... Read More »
  • Committed to Innovation

    Tech-savviness is generally a good thing, 
but the agencies that make the most out of technology are ones that not only enhance their internal processes, but also to improve... Read More »
  • Which Products Make the Cut?

    Control state agencies regularly revisit questions about the stock in their stores or warehouses. How much space should be devoted to each category, brand or product? And when should... Read More »
  • Caring for the Customer

    The theme of this year’s NABCA Annual Conference, held at the Arizona Biltmore in Phoenix, was “Caring for the Customer.” Chosen by NABCA Chairman and Idaho State Liquor Division... Read More »