What Alcohol Consumers Are Buying, Months into COVID-19

Forget months, March 2020 feels like it happened years ago. COVID-19 caught the country unprepared for a pandemic. Like everybody else, beverage alcohol retailers had to adapt rapidly. They faced a surge of panic purchases,...

Sharing Solutions — Zander Guy Leads NC Through Uncertain Times

In years past, the role of National Alcoholic Beverage Control Association (NABCA) chairman transitioned to the incoming leader at the organization’s annual conference, which was set to take place this year from May 18...

Vermont Raises the Bar

Sluggish revenue. Antiquated warehouse processes. The growing threat of privatization. These were just some of the challenges facing Vermont’s Division of Liquor Control a few short years ago. But new leadership, and a top-down...

Regulating Cannabis in 2020

We have entered the world of Cannabis 2.0. Or so the Washington Liquor and Cannabis Board has proposed, coining the phrase in two recent bills meant to help modernize the maturing legal market in...

7 American Whiskey Trends in 2020

Brown spirits continue to boom in America. Although consumer education remains a bit behind — many people still don’t know the difference between bourbon and whiskey — interest in distilled spirits is very high. This is obviously...

What’s Hot in Tequila and Mezcal in 2020

Tequila and mezcal remain red hot. Both spirits tap into numerous trends that should keep the categories very much on the minds of consumers in 2020. Recent growth has been impressive. In 2018, tequila sales...

How Idaho’s Customer Focus Propels Growth

Liquor in Idaho is the fifth largest source of revenue in the state. It generates more than the sales of cigarettes, other tobacco and beer and wine combined. Based in Boise, the Idaho State Liquor...

40 Alcohol Gift Ideas for Holiday Season 2019

Holiday season is right around the corner. Soon, consumers will head out in search of gifts for friends, family and co-workers. High-end spirits, beer and wine remain a staple of gift giving — especially...

Talking Whiskey With Eddie Russell

What’s more traditional in the world of whiskey than the Russell family at Wild Turkey? You might say that bourbon is in their blood, this multigenerational team of master distillers. Today, Eddie Russell and...

What is Craft Tequila in 2019?

What is craft tequila? Craft is a term tossed about by marketers, producers and consumers, but there are no laws regulating its use for beverage alcohol, and no real consensus as to what craft actually...

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