StateWays - March/April 2016

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3 StateWays ■ ■ March/April 2016 The Beverage Alcohol Merchandising Magazine for Control States Volume 46, No. 2 March/April 2016 ® 8 A DYNAMIC LEADER Profi le of the New Hampshire Liquor Commission. By Melissa Niksic COVER PHOTOGRAPHY BY STUDIO ONE 18 AND THE WINNERS ARE… The 2016 Growth Brands Wine and Spirit winners. By Jeremy Nedelka & Kyle Swartz 36 TONIC FOR THE TRADE Can gin replicate on-premise success in retail? By Thomas Henry Strenk 39 NORTHWEST DIVERSITY The latest from WA, OR, ID and British Columbia. By Marnie Old 42 DEMYSTIFYING DESSERT WINE Fortifi ed wines are diverse and versatile. By Laurie Daniel PAGE 8 DEPARTMENTS 4 ....................... Editor's Note 6 ..................................... FYI 7 .......................... Trip Report 45 .....................Wine Reviews 48 ...................... 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. PAGE 36 PAGE 48 FAST TRACK BRANDS PG 2 1 ESTABLISHED GROWTH BRANDS PG 22 RISING STAR BRANDS PG 23 COMEBACK BRANDS PG 24 ESTABLISHED GROWTH BRANDS PG 27 FAST TRACK BRANDS PG 3 0 RISING STAR BRANDS PG 33 COMEBACK BRANDS PG 3 2 SPIRITS WINE Turn the page to see all the winners n n March/April 2016 18 PG 22 PG 23 PG 24 PG 27 StateWays n

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