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  • Off the Beaten Path

    In 2011, acclaimed sommelier Rajat Parr, partner and proprietor of Domaine de la Côte and Sandhi in Santa Barbara’s Sta. Rita Hills, co-founded In Pursuit of Balance, a non-profit organization that puts the spotlight... Read More »

Earlier Posts

  • Going Straight

    Originally much of vodka’s stellar rise was sparked by marketing that spotlighted status appeal and indefinable allure. Then came an influx of flavors to entice new consumers into the... Read More »
  • The Tequila Class of 2015

    There’s a mystique and romance surrounding tequila that few products enjoy. The import has captivated the imagination of the American drinking public, making it the fastest growing category of... Read More »
  • Retailer Wine Reviews: Rosé

    StateWays’ sister publication Beverage Dynamics publishes a list of wine recommendations, called 
Retailer Wine Selections, in every issue based upon written evaluations by its National Retailer Wine Panel. 
Each... Read More »
  • Strategic Store Layout

    Ask yourself what attracts you to your favorite retail store? Is it the choice of products? The level of customer service? Or the functionality of the space? Today’s liquor... Read More »
  • A Culture of Collaboration

    Collaboration creates opportunity. That’s the philosophy Stephen Larson has abided by during his five-year tenure as the Administrator of the Iowa Alcoholic Beverage Division (ABD). He’ll carry that same... Read More »
  • The Roundtable Weighs In

    What does the future hold for the control states and the spirits they sell? 
And what has transpired in the past year? For insight into these questions, StateWays has... Read More »
  • Online Licensing and Training Programs

    Keeping up with changing technology is a struggle for any industry. With numerous online resources, mobile applications and tablet computers at their disposal, many control states are looking to... Read More »
  • Flavor-Philes

    An entity as large as the $5.8 billion vodka category in the U.S. is not monolithic, and it’s not surprising that it’s split like an iceberg into two divergent... Read More »
  • Training a Scotch Sales Team

    Although dwarfed by the relative size of the Bourbon and Canadian whisky markets, Scotch remains one of the standard bearers of the urban consumerism. Its cachet of uncompromised quality,... Read More »