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Schlauch Brings Montana’s Best Practices as NABCA Chair

For Becky Schlauch, relationship building is always a top priority. As the Administrator of the Montana Department of Revenue’s Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) Division, Schlauch says that working and connecting with people is the...

Podcast: Getting a Grasp on Gin

In our first podcast devoted to gin, we talk with Brendan Bartley, head bartender and beverage director at the renowned speakeasy Bathtub Gin and the creator of Botanery Barn Distilling’s new Revivalist Garden Gin....
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Alabama ABC: Provide, Protect, Produce

Constant improvement. That single goal is at the core of the Alabama Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) Board’s mission. Despite the Montgomery-based agency’s recent leadership transition, its focus and commitment to outstanding service remains at...

7 Beverage Alcohol Trends for 2024

Trend picks and predictions for 2024 began rolling in late last year, and we’ve poured over numerous reports. One thing everyone seems to agree on: No-/lo-alcohol drinks are here to stay. Not only are they...
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Realignment at the Iowa Alcoholic Beverages Division

As an agency that has been around since the repeal of Prohibition, the Iowa Alcoholic Beverages Division (ABD) has undergone many changes throughout the years — and 2023 was no exception. Until recently, the agency...

What’s Popping in Sparkling Wine in 2023

Sparkling wine has come into its own as a beverage that transcends celebratory toasts. As author Hester Browne quipped, “Always keep a bottle of Champagne in the fridge for special occasions. Sometimes, the special...
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Virginia ABC Named StateWays 2023 Overall Best Practices Winner

Accountability, service, integrity, and performance excellence. These are the values that the Virginia Alcoholic Beverage Control Authority (Virginia ABC) strives to uphold in everything that it does. The agency has 4,947 employees spread across...

The 2023 Beverage Alcohol Retail Technology Buyers Guide

Even as we move beyond the tech boom years from the Covid-19 era, using the right beverage alcohol retail technology remains important. The pandemic taught scores of consumers how to order all manners of...
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NABCA Earns Great Place To Work Certification

With more than 40 employees and an 86-year history as an integral player in the beverage alcohol marketplace among industry trade organizations, the National Alcohol Beverage Control Association (NABCA) recently became certified as a...
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A Lifetime of Service: Fred Wooton Becomes NABCA Chairman

Fred Wooton is widely known among colleagues as “The Commissioner of Change.” Currently serving as Commissioner of the West Virginia Alcohol Beverage Control Administration (WVABCA), he has devoted his entire professional career to the...

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