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Brandy and Cognac: Steady As They Grow

While much of talk lately in the spirit business has been about the surge of whiskey sales in the US, the other brown spirit - brandy and Cognac - has managed to rebound quite nicely from the economic turmoil of a few years ago and even build on a solid growth trend here.

2014 Fiscal Year in Review

An annual report compiling sales data from all of the control states. To read the full report, click through to the story with the link above.

Control States Executive Forum

This is the 15th anniversary of the StateWays executive forum, a place where we approach leading officials among the control states and ask them to address key issues and developments that have affected their operations over the past year.

Cider Scramble

How's the state of the hard cider market these days? Well, as a cider maker might say, it's mostly sweet and a little bit sour.

The Lands of Malbec and Carmenère

As American consumers become more adventurous with their wince choices, Argentina's emblematic Malbec grape and Chile's Carmenère have captured their senses.

Painless Point of Sale

One thing all agencies can count on regarding point-of-sale (POS) systems is that there is no shortage of options available. StateWays reviewed the current POS landscape to give readers an overview of some of the different options.

A Taste for Classic Americana

It's a good time to be born and bottled in the USA - that is, if you're a whiskey. American brown spirits - straight whiskey, Bourbon and rye - are booming.

Growth Brand Awards Ceremony

Plaques were given out to the 2014 Growth Brand Wine & Spirits winners at the annual WSWA Conference.

Profile: The Wyoming Liquor Distribution Division

Bigger isn't always better. However, the state of Wyoming doesn't let its massive size get in the way of providing excellent customer service. Even though Wyoming is the tenth largest state in the country in terms of square footage, that doesn't stop it from providing next-day service to almost all of its customers.

77th Annual NABCA Conference Roundup

The National Alcohol Beverage Control Association used the forum of its 77th National Conference, held at the Marriott Marco Island Resort, in Marco Island, FL, to emphasize the importance of both protecting and serving the communities within their control jurisdictions.

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