Protecting Municipal Assets

The years of Prohibition brought about a tremendous change within the liquor industry and one such change was the establishment of municipal liquor stores, which were started after Prohibition ended as a means for...

58 Chardonnays Reviewed and Graded By Our Retailer Wine Panel

For this round of reviews, we asked members of the StateWays National Retailer Wine Panel to taste and rate chardonnays. As always, these selections include brief tasting notes, a rating and the wine’s retail price...

Alabama ABC Wins with a Well-Rounded Customer Approach

Everything the Alabama Alcoholic Beverage Control Board (ABC) does has one primary end goal: to better serve its customers. The Montgomery- based agency is committed to continuous improvement across all areas in order to...

J. Lohr Estates Joins the Wine Growth Brands Hall of Fame

J. Lohr Estates won its 15th Growth Brands Award in 2016 as a Comeback Brand, after selling more than 1.4 million cases in 2015. Reaching that milestone number of wins makes J. Lohr Estates our second wine...

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...

Profiting From Gin’s Renaissance

With all due deference to vodka’s longstanding market dominance—which now accounts for almost 35% of all distilled spirits sold—drinking patterns do inevitably shift. The question then becomes, what will be the largest beneficiary of...

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...

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...

Exploring the Diversity of Northwest Wine

As consumers continue to increase their per-bottle spend, California’s fine wine rivals to the north are nibbling away at the leader’s market share. The Golden State’s dominance of U.S. production slipped to a new...

How Imported Vodka Will Perform in 2018

Imported vodka brands face a challenging environment in the U.S. market. Overall growth remains fairly flat and imports face competition from domestic vodka and American craft brands. And of course, brown spirits (especially whiskey)...

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