Stateways Nov-Dec 2013

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StateWays ® The Beverage Alcohol Merchandising Magazine for Control States Volume 43, No. 6 PAGE 8 November/December 2013 PAGE 29 PAGE 21 DEPARTMENTS Editor's Note Dateline Cover photography by John Montana . . . . . . . . .4 . . . . . . . . . . . .6 Products & Packaging Advertisers' Index 8 21 CONTROL STATES' FISCAL YEAR IN REVIEW 2013 TALKING TOP SHELF SPIRITS An annual report providing the latest data from the control states. By Richard Brandes 29 THE YEAR'S TOP WINES A selection of the top wines of the year suggested by The National Retailer Wine Panel from StateWays' sister publication, Beverage Dynamics. By Richard Brandes Particularly during the holiday selling season, superpremium spirits are drivers are overall profits. Here's a short guide on how to increase those sales. By Robert Plotkin 35 HOLIDAY MERCHANDISING Our 2013 review of some of the holiday-themed point-of-sale materials and value-added packaging available to retailers this year. StateWays I I November/December 2013 . .41 . . . . .41 COMING NEXT ISSUE • Mississippi ABC Profile • Irish Spirits • Canadian Whisky • Today's Chardonnay 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 Specialty Information Media, 17 High St., 2nd Fl., Norwalk, CT 06851. USP Number 944-740, periodical rate postage paid at Norwalk, CT and additional mailing offices. Postmaster: Send address changes to StateWays®, PO Box 4290, Port Jervis, NY 12771-1821. 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 4290, Port Jervis, NY 12771-1821; or call StateWays customer service number 8 a.m. To 4:30 p.m. CST at 845-856-2229. Customer Service fax (845) 856-5822. Customer Service website Copyright 2013 by The Beverage Information Group, a division of Specialty Information Media, 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. 3

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