Control State Profile: West Virginia

Pictured atop: Front: General Counsel Anoop Bhasin, IT Director Randy Haynes, Commissioner Wooton and Beer Division Admin Cindy Clark. Middle: Spirits and ine Division Admin Kim Hayes, Executive Secretary Lynn Patrick, Spokesman Gig Robinson,...

The Advisory Committee Weighs In

How are the control states investing, changing and innovating in the present in order to advance their future value? And how are supplier partners assisting (or sometimes leading) in that effort? To find out,...

Balancing Conflicting Priorities

Control states often juggle many conflicting priorities. In addition to being large revenue generators for their respective states, control states are generally charged with overseeing enforcement and education as well. As Director of the...

WV Now Allows Sunday Sales

Beginning this weekend, West Virginians can purchase a bottle of spirits any day of the week, under a new law signed today by Governor Jim Justice repealing the state’s Prohibition-era ban on Sunday liquor...

MN Group Launches Education Campaign

Minnesotans 4 Choices, a public education campaign for Minnesotans who love craft beer, wine, and spirits, announces the release of their second video today. The videos are designed to inform and engage consumers about...

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...

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...

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...

Live from ProWine China in Shanghai

ProWine China’s 2018 expo was held in November in Shanghai, where more than 18,000 visitors and 750 exhibitors from 39 countries gathered at one of Asia’s largest wine trade shows. I attended the show...

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...

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