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Jeffrey L. Painter Voted Incoming Chair-Elect To NABCA Board

Jeffrey L. Painter, chairman of the Virginia Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control (Virginia ABC), was today voted chair-elect to the NABCA Board of Directors. He will assume responsibilities of this position in May 2017, when...

NABCA Launches Online Contacts Directory

The National Alcohol Beverage Control Association (NABCA) launched its new online Contacts Directory. Previously a printed booklet mailed to NABCA members annually, the popular member-only benefit is now available online at www.nabca.org. NABCA began curating...

Zander Guy Voted Incoming Chair-Elect to NABCA Board

A. D. "Zander" Guy, Jr., Chairman, North Carolina Alcoholic Beverage Control Commission (NC ABC Commission), was voted chair-elect to the NABCA Board of Directors. He will assume responsibilities of this position in May 2019,...

25th Annual ProWein Happening in March

ProWein 2019, International Trade Fair for Wines and Spirits, will celebrate its 25th anniversary with about 6,800 exhibitors from around the world. All major winegrowing regions will be represented, conveniently grouped by country within...

IABD Launches App to Help Verify Customer’s Age

The Iowa Alcoholic Beverages Division (ABD) announced today it has released a mobile application to help retailers determine the age of customers attempting to purchase alcohol, tobacco, alternative nicotine, and vapor products. “This app is...

VABC Accepting Grant Applications

In an effort to reduce underage and high-risk drinking, the Virginia Alcoholic Beverage Control Authority (ABC) is now accepting grant applications for the 2019-2020 Alcohol Education and Prevention Grant program. This is the sixth year...

Virginia Legalizes Statewide Alcohol Sales

Virginia Governor Ralph Northam today signed into law SB 1110, which makes the entire state “wet” and allows localities to opt-out of alcohol sales, according to the Distilled Spirits Council. The new law applies to...

New Advisory Committee Will Address Alcohol, Drug Use at Colleges and Universities in Virginia

Troubling and, in many cases, dire consequences of alcohol and other drug use among students at Virginia’s colleges and universities compelled the commonwealth’s Commission on Youth to team up with the Virginia Alcoholic Beverage...

Virginia General Assembly Passes Progressive Legislation to Support State’s Burgeoning Distilled Spirits Industry

2019 signals a new chapter in the commonwealth’s support for Virginia’s distilled spirits industry after several key pieces of legislation passed this year’s General Assembly Session and are set to go into effect July...

Mississippi Invests in Spirits Warehouse Operations

The Distilled Spirits Council today commended the Mississippi House and Senate for approving the Council-backed Mississippi appropriations bill, which includes a $4 million appropriation for a new Mississippi ABC warehouse. “We are pleased to have...

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