Best in Class: OLCC is Overall Best Practices Awards Winner

Despite the constantly changing landscape of control state agencies, the Oregon Liquor Control Commission (OLCC) always manages to stay several steps ahead of the game. By reevaluating its processes and developing innovative programming, the...

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...

Modernizing Michigan

How the MLCC is utilizing technology to drastically improve processes. Andrew J. Deloney’s philosophy of leadership can be summed up in two words: continuous improvement. Since his June 2011 appointment by Governor Rick Snyder to serve...

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)...

Modernizing Warehouse Distribution

Control state leaders are always looking for ways to enhance operations and improve processes. One key focus area that’s always top of mind is warehouse distribution management. How can states effectively integrate the latest...

8 Key Things To Know About Cachaça

Cachaça is a spirit distilled from sugar cane juice. It’s immensely popular in Brazil. Citizens there enjoy cachaça in drinks or as a sipper. Outside of that country, this white spirit is more commonly...

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