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  • 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... Read More »

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  • Increased Governance in Iowa

    Constant improvement: it’s something that’s essential in all business industries, and it’s a core philosophy of the Iowa Alcoholic Beverages Division (ABD). For years, the agency has demonstrated its... Read More »
  • Changing with the Times

    Making important system changes at one of the largest purchasers and sellers of beverage alcohol in North America isn’t easy. But the folks at the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board... Read More »
  • RTDS Embrace Craft

    The ready-to-drink (RTD) category has come a long way from cheap, sugary, pre-packaged cocktails commonly found on the bottom shelf. From these humble beginnings RTDs have evolved by embracing... Read More »
  • Live from the NABCA Convention

    The theme of this year’s NABCA Annual Convention, held at the Arizona Biltmore in Phoenix, was “Building Bridges.” Appropriately chosen by NABCA Chairman and Michigan LCC Commissioner Andy Deloney... Read More »
  • Protecting and Serving

    Public safety is paramount for any alcohol regulatory organization, including Montana. The state’s ABC Division administers 97 agency liquor stores, operates a warehouse that distributes alcohol throughout the state... Read More »
  • Here Comes Cannabis

    The movement to legalize cannabis continues to gather steam throughout America. Four more states, plus the District of Columbia, approved recreational pot by way of voter referendum in 2017.... Read More »
  • Advancing Future Value

    In any business, it’s essential to focus on both long- and short-term goals to assure continued success. For Jeff Painter, carefully planning for the future has been a major... Read More »

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