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VABC Announces 7 New Laws

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This July, seven laws impacting the Virginia Alcoholic Beverage Control Authority (ABC), its licensees and applicants for ABC licenses went into effect. The Virginia General Assembly passed the following Virginia ABC-related legislative proposals during the...

Interview: City Hive CEO Roi Kliper on Alcohol Ecommerce After Covid-19

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Covid-19 sped up the alcohol ecommerce trend already growing before 2020, boosting companies like City Hive. This New York-based business provides an all-in-one ecommerce platform for wine and spirit shops. As the pandemic paralyzed...

Video: The 2021 Growth Brands Awards Winners and Trends

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Each year our Growth Brands Awards recognize the top products and suppliers in the beverage alcohol business. In the video below, our beverage media team talks about the top trends that drove winners from...

Gregg Mineo Takes Lead at NABCA

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The new chairman of the National Alcohol Beverage Control Association steps into the role at a time of sweeping national change. Gregg Mineo, Director of the Bureau of Alcoholic Beverages and Lottery Operations (BABLO)...

Virginia ABC Stores Return to Pre-pandemic Hours

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After more than a year of reduced operating hours in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, all Virginia Alcoholic Beverage Control Authority (ABC) stores have returned to pre-pandemic operating hours. This move occurred on May 14.  All...

Podcast: Vodka Trends in 2021

What are the top vodka trends in 2021? While not endlessly talked about like whiskey, vodka is still by far the largest alcohol category. Since we last discussed vodka nearly a year ago, the category's share...

Governor Proclaims April is Alcohol Awareness Month in Virginia

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Virginia Governor Ralph Northam has officially recognized April as Alcohol Awareness Month in the state. In issuing a proclamation, the governor emphasized the need to increase public awareness and understanding about the dangers associated with...

Virginia ABC Bureau of Law Enforcement Training Academy Earns Recertification

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The Virginia Department of Criminal Justice Services (DCJS) has recertified the Virginia Alcoholic Beverage Control Authority’s (ABC) Bureau of Law Enforcement Training Academy, reaffirming its status as an authorized in-service academy. The recertification is required...

Interview: Coravin CEO Christopher Ladd on Wine Trends and Innovation

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Coravin changed the way we drink wine when it launched the Wine Preservation Opener in 2013. Rather than needing to finish a whole bottle soon after opening, Coravin’s technology allowed for repeated pours over...

Podcast: Cannabis Beverages, Trends and Legalization

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In this episode, Editors Melissa Dowling and Kyle Swartz discuss cannabis beverages, trends, and legalization with cannabis investor Carlton Fowler. Fowler is co-founder and managing partner at Goat Rodeo Capital, a venture capital firm focused on...

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