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Maine BABLO Director Retires

Gregg Mineo, Director of Maine's Bureau of Alcoholic Beverages and Lottery Operations retired from his position as of April 28, 2023. After agreeing to come out of his first retirement, Mineo served BABLO for...

Breakthru and Deutsch Family Renew Partnership

Breakthru Beverage Group and Deutsch Family Wine & Spirits have announced that they have signed an agreement on a new five-year partnership, continuing their collaboration to support Deutsch’s portfolio. The agreement maintains Breakthru’s current,...

VABC Recognizes September as Virginia Spirits Month

The Virginia Alcoholic Beverage Control Authority (ABC) has partnered with the Virginia Spirits Board and the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (VDACS) in celebrating September as Virginia Spirits Month.In celebration of this...

DISCUS Moves Into New Capitol Hill Office

Coinciding with the Distilled Spirits Council of the United States’ (DISCUS) 50th anniversary, the trade association for the spirits industry announced today it has officially opened the doors of its new headquarters at 101...

WSWA Confirms Doug Shaw as Chairman of the Board

Today, Wine and Spirits Wholesalers of America (WSWA) announced the election of M.S. Walker, Inc. President Doug Shaw as Chairman of the Board. Addressing the association at its annual membership meeting in Washington, D.C.,...

Beer Trends in 2023: A Time of Transition

Perhaps more so than any other beverage alcohol category, beer has undergone the most change in the past five years. Pre-pandemic, a rise in microbrewery taprooms drove greater consumer experimentation, which in turn helped fuel...

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