Painter Steps Down As Chairman of VABC Board of Directors

After more than a decade of service to the Virginia Alcoholic Beverage Control Authority (ABC), Chairman Jeff Painter last week announced his departure from the organization, effective Dec. 1. “Jeff’s steady leadership and deliberate decision...

Iowa Alcoholic Beverages Division Releases Annual Report

The Iowa Alcoholic Beverages Division (ABD) has released its fiscal year 2019 annual report. Overall, total liquor sales increased 6.1% over the previous fiscal year to $339 million, and $126 million was transferred to the...

September is Virginia Spirits Month

Virginia Governor Ralph Northam has declared September as Virginia Spirits Month, marking the third annual celebration designed to educate consumers and travelers about Virginia distilled spirits. “Virginia is the birthplace of American spirits, and our...

Jeff Painter Assumes Role of NABCA Chairman

Jeffrey L. Painter, chairman of the Virginia Alcoholic Beverage Control Authority (Virginia ABC), assumed the role of Chairman of the NABCA Board during the May Annual Conference in Phoenix, AZ. Mr. Painter succeeds Andrew J. Deloney,...

Iowa ABD Increases Trade Practices Enforcement

The Iowa Alcoholic Beverages Division (Division) announced the hiring of a new investigator whose duties will focus solely on trade practices enforcement. “Strong trade practice regulations are the cornerstone of the three-tier system,” said Division...

MLCC Approves eTIPS Online Training and Certification

Health Communications, Inc. (HCI) today announced that eTIPS Concessions – Michigan and eTIPS Gaming – Michigan, both online responsible alcohol training and certification programs, were approved by the Michigan Liquor Control Commission (MLCC). Since 2001, the MLCC...

Steve Larson Re-Confirmed as Iowa ABD Administrator

By a vote of 47-1, Stephen Larson was confirmed by the Iowa Senate to a third term as the administrator of the Iowa Alcoholic Beverages Division. His four-year term will begin on May 1,...

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...

8 States That Could Legalize Cannabis In 2017

Editor's Note: This piece originally ran on our new legal cannabis news website, CannabisRegulator.com. Election Day 2016 was triumphant for the pro-pot movement. Four states voted to legalize cannabis, doubling the number that have passed such laws. Will...

Why Imported Whisky Is Booming

Lost beneath the hubbub about the boom in American whiskey are some exceptional numbers in the U.S. for the rest of the world’s whiskies. For example, while the spirits industry has grown accustomed to...

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