Stateways Jan-Feb 2013

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D A T E Business Briefs Utah Governor Gary Herbert appointed David Gladwell to serve as the new chair of the Utah Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control Commission. Gladwell has been a member of the board since 2011. He was elected to the State House in 1996 and to the State Senate in 2000. Gladwell replaces Dr. Richard Sperry, who will continue to serve on the board…. The New Hampshire Liquor Commission (NHLC) announced that the 20-year warehouse services contract has been awarded to Exel Inc. The new contract, which goes into effect in November of 2013, is expected to result in significant savings to the NHLC, its business partners and consumers, the NHLC says. The NHLC also announced that it is relocating its New Hampshire Liquor & Wine Outlets in Milford and Bedford and opening a new store in Manchester on South Elm Street. All three locations' interiors will incorporate an open concept design with state-of-the-art amenities, the latest in wine and spirit merchandising….William Grant & Sons and SPI Group announced that their current contract for the importation, distribution and marketing of Stolichnaya Vodka in the U.S. will not be renewed when ShopKeep POS Adds Time Clock Feature S hopKeep POS, the retail POS system that uses only an iPad to perform sales, credit card, inventory management and many other functions, now has a new time clock feature that makes it simple for merchants to log and track employee hours right from their iPad register, helping to optimize schedules. This feature eliminates the need for retailers to re-enter employee information into other time clock tracking applications. The feature also allows the owner of a store to make adjustments when employees forget to punch in or out of their shift. Plus, merchants will now be able to pull sales by employee to track individual performance better. The information is then exportable and can be used for accounting and payroll purposes. The new time clock feature is available in the latest version of the ShopKeep POS app that is easily downloadable in the App Store. Current customers just need to update their existing app in the App Store; new customers can sign up for ShopKeep POS online at or right from the ShopKeep POS iPad app. 6 L I N E it expires at the end of 2013. SPI wants to manage its portfolio of brands directly, and will be establishing its own import company in the U.S., to begin operations on January 1, 2014…. Foley Family Wines has become the majority owner of the Guenoc and Langtry wine brands…. Frederick Wildman and was named national importer for Bodega Luigi Bosca, wines of Mendoza, Argentina… Quintessential began importing into the U.S. Frankland Estate organic wines from Australia….A. Hardy USA, Ltd. was appointed national marketing and sales agents of Thatcher's Certified Organic Liqueurs in the U.S. Thatcher's Organic Liqueurs are created in Michigan from sustainably farmed, all-natural ingredients that are USDA certified organic. The liqueurs are 30% proof and have an average retail price is $19.99 per 750 ml bottle….Tito's Handmade Vodka, a made in the U.S.A. certified vodka brand, has developed the "Restore the Shore" program with the American Red Cross to benefit the areas hit by Hurricane Sandy: Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Jersey and New York….Roy Danis has been named Managing Director (US & Canada) at Campari America. He had been North American Managing Director at Jose Cuervo International. Four Woods, One Bourbon W oodford Reserve recently announced its newest Master's Collection flavor: Four Wood. The limited-release, 94.4 proof bourbon, was matured in American Oak barrels for six to seven years before finishing in maple for two years, and Sherry and Port barrels for six months each. Woodford Reserve Master Distiller Chris Morris explained that the woods selected and the amount of time aged in each was specifically balanced to create a blended taste, so no single flavor overtakes the others. This is the seventh year Woodford has released a Master's Collection flavor, each created by Morris to honor the brand's original owner and master distiller. To create each selection, he changes one source of flavor in the bourbon: grain, fermentation, distillation or maturation. The other three, and the water, are the same used to make original Woodford Reserve. In the past, the Master's Collection has included Four Grain, Sonoma Finish, Sweet Mash, Seasoned Oak Finish, Maple Wood Finish, and Aged Cask Rye / New Cask Rye (released together last year). Woodford Reserve Master Distiller Chris Morris explains the three barrels the company's new Master's Collection offering was aged in: Maple (two years), Sherry and Port barrels (six months each). The three agings take place after the traditional aging in American Oak (six to seven years), which gives rise to the name of the new expression: Woodford Reserve Four Wood. StateWays I I January/February 2013

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