Control State Update February 3, 2015

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Control State Happenings
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Virginia ABC: Learning and Adapting

“This is not your grandfather’s ABC,” Jeffrey Painter recalls himself saying time and time again during public appearances. From modern stores to technology advancements to education efforts to complex enforcement initiatives, today’s Virginia ABC has certainly come a long way from generations ago. Click here to read more.

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Modernizing Warehouse Distribution

Control state leaders are always looking for ways to enhance operations and improve processes. One key focus area that’s always top of mind is warehouse distribution management. Click here to read more.

Product Watch
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Maestro Dobel Tequilas
Maestro Dobel Tequila has announced three newly released expressions: Maestro Dobel Silver Tequila, Maestro Dobel Reposado Tequila and Maestro Dobel Añejo Tequila. Click here to read more.
Gran Selezione
Consorzio Vino Chianti Classico has announced a new top tier designation “Gran Selezione.” Representing just 10 percent of Chianti Classico production, the Gran Selezione qualification must meet stringent criteria. Click here to read more.
Limited Edition Brut Rose Bottle
Korbel Champagne Cellars has released a limited edition Korbel Brut Rose bottle to celebrate Valentine’s Day. This new California Champagne “Romance” sleeved bottle has a white background accented by hot pink lip prints and a wisp of black lace at the black foil. Click here to read more.
Kentucky Straight Rye Whiskey
The third permanent line extension to join the Woodford Reserve portfolio, Rye has been in development for nearly ten years under the watchful eye of Master Distiller Chris Morris. The final product, which uses a base of 53% rye, is balanced and subtle, with an emphasis on spice. Click here to read more.

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New Skyy Infusions
SKYY Vodka is introducing two new flavors to its Infusions line-Texas Grapefruit and Pacific Blueberry. Made with natural ingredients, these new infusions blend grapefruit and ripe blueberry with SKYY’s premium distilled vodka. Click here to read more.
Little Bay
The Oban Distillery has announced the Little Bay Scotch whisky, crafted from small batches of single malt whiskies, in the smallest casks to allow more contact with the wood. Click here to read more.
Jim Beam Bonded
Jim Beam has announced its new Bonded Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey. Aged four years and 100 proof, Jim Beam Bonded has a slight oak spiciness, medium-bodied with a warm, balanced flavor. Click here to read more.
New Svedka Flavors
SVEDKA Vodka is launching a new flavor, Grapefruit Jalapeño, while also entering the 100-Proof category market. Grapefruit Jalapeño fuses grapefruit-flavored vodka with a jalapeño bite. SVEDKA 100-Proof has a smooth, clean taste which ends with a warm finish. Click here to read more.

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Crossing the Pacific

What do consumers know, or think they know, about imported Japanese products? According to a number of sake and Japanese whisky experts, misconceptions about the category are plentiful and confusion is rampant. Click here to read more.

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Retailer Wine Selections: Malbec

The National Retailer Wine Panelists recommend Malbecs from Argentina, Chile, France and California. As always, these selections include brief tasting notes, a rating and the wine’s retail price. Click here to read more.

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