StateWays - May/June 2016

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3 StateWays ■ ■ May/June 2016 The Beverage Alcohol Merchandising Magazine for Control States Volume 46, No. 3 May/June 2016 ® DEPARTMENTS 4 .......................... Editor's Note 6 .............Brand Spotlight Q&As 10 ..................... Wine Business 54 .......Wine Reviews: Zinfandel 57 ......................... On the Shelf StateWays® (ISSN 0279-2133) is published six times per year (January/February, March/April, May/June, July/August, September/October, November/December) by The Beverage Information Group, a division of EPG Media & Specialty Information, Editorial offi ces: 17 High St., 2nd Fl., Norwalk, CT 06851. USP Number 944-740, periodical rate postage paid at Norwalk, CT and additional mailing offi ces. Postmaster: Send address changes to StateWays®, PO Box 2123, Skokie, IL 60076-7823. Subscriptions: Single copies $8.00. U.S. one year $20. $50 Canada and overseas by surface mail; $130 Air mail to all other countries. All subscriptions payable in U.S. dollars. Payment must accompany order. To subscribe write: StateWays®, PO Box 2123, Skokie, IL 60076-7823; or call StateWays customer service number 8 a.m. To 4:30 p.m. CST at 845-856-2229. Customer Service fax (847) 763-9569. Customer Service website Copyright 2015 by The Beverage Information Group, a division of EPG Media & Specialty Information, 17 High St., 2nd Fl., Norwalk, CT 06851. Reproduction without the express written consent of the publisher is prohibited. Not responsible for return of unsolicited materials. The Beverage Information Group publishes StateWays®, Beverage Dynamics, Cheers®, Wine & Spirits Industry Marketing, Liquor Handbook, Wine Handbook, Beer Handbook, Handbook Advance and Licensed Beverage Fact Book. 12 USHERING IN CHANGE Profi le of incoming NABCA Chair Stephanie O'Brien of Vermont. By Melissa Niksic 22 NEIGHBORS TO THE NORTH A close look at Canada's system of control. By Marnie Old 32 TEQUILA IN-DEPTH Part one looks at blanco tequilas. By Jack Robertiello 36 FLAVOR INNOVATION The changing landscape of fl avored vodkas. By Robert Plotkin 40 SEEING THE LIGHT Is rum on the cusp of breaking big? By Thomas Henry Strenk 45 THE ADVISORY COMMITTEE WEIGHS IN Suppliers comment on collaboration. PAGE 22

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