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...

Iowa Sees Record Liquor Sales in December

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The Iowa Alcoholic Beverages Division (ABD) announced that liquor sales for the month of December reached $42.8 million. This represents a record number for liquor sales in a single month, and is an increase...

Head of Utah’s Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control Retires

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Sal Petilos, the head of Utah's Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control, has announced his retirement, according to an article from The Salt Lake Tribune. Petilos held the position for nearly nine years. His retirement comes...

VABC Announces Dates for Alcohol Education and Prevention Grants Applications

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In an effort to reduce underage and high-risk drinking, the Virginia Alcoholic Beverage Control Authority will open its applications process for the 2021-2022 Alcohol Education and Prevention Grant program on Jan. 1, 2021. This is...

Miss Virginia Partners with VABC to Educate Students

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Miss Virginia Dot Kelly will promote healthy choices and substance use prevention to students in Virginia elementary schools as part of a Virginia Alcoholic Beverage Control Authority (ABC) education and prevention program. As first runner-up...

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