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2016 Control State Best Practices Winner: Best Warehouse Innovation New Hampshire Liquor Commission   The New Hampshire Liquor Commission and its warehouse partner, Exel, placed big bets on each other by signing a 20-year contract in 2013....

2nd Annual Best Practices Awards Overall Winner: Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board

The Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board has won our second annual Control State Best Practices Awards. StateWays honors the PLCB for leading the industry in innovation, education and enforcement. All beverage control agencies in the U.S. and Canada were eligible...

Jim Gardner And The North Carolina ABC Place Prevention First

It’s been almost four years since Jim Gardner was appointed Chairman of the North Carolina Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) Commission, and in that time the agency has made huge strides in the areas of...

South America’s Premium Wines are Poised for Continued Growth

After decades of explosive growth fueled by fierce competition for low-end market share, South America’s wine industry is maturing into a new phase. Argentina and Chile are now major players, ranking fifth and sixth...

4 Overlooked, High-Value French and Italian Wines

France and Italy are renowned for their wines. Bordeaux, Burgundy, Champagne from France; Chianti, Barolo, Prosecco from Italy. But those famous names merely scratch the surface. Both countries are also home to numerous underappreciated...

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...

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...

How Flavored Vodkas Adapted to Mixology and the Modern Consumer

One of the keys behind making exceptional cocktails is the concept of sessionability, a term used to describe a drink guests can enjoy throughout an evening without it becoming tiresome, overbearing or otherwise unsatisfactory....

Brand Spotlight: Diplomático, and Venezuelan’s Strict Rum Rules

Rum production operates under different rules depending on the country. Unfortunately, some are laxer than others. Not Venezuelan. Quite the opposite, explains Gilberto Briceño, Master Distiller for Rum Diplomático, which lies at the foot of...

The Zen of Zin: 40 Zinfandels Graded By Our Wine Retailer Panel

This latest issue of Beverage Dynamics Magazine, we asked members of our panel to taste and evaluate Zinfandels. As always, these selections include brief tasting notes, a rating and the wine’s retail price (which can...

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