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Publishers’ Page: December 2014 News & Views

Friday, November 21st, 2014

Out of the Blue Have a little holiday reading for you…aside from our issue. In From Cupcakes to Chemicals: How the Culture of Alarmism is Making Us Afraid of Everything, author Julie Gunlock writes about how environmentalists, public health officials, politicians and government regulators benefit from keeping the American public scared of consumer products in ... read more>

Publishers’ Page: November 2014 News & Views

Thursday, October 23rd, 2014

Easy To Get Complacent Governor Cuomo has unveiled a stepped-up marketing program including a variety of “Taste NY” point of sale pieces (see page 111 for more details). He also helped to recently orchestrate sold-out participation for New York wines and spirits at the NYSLSA Rochester show. I don’t believe that this is just another ... read more>

Publishers’ Page: News & Views

Monday, July 21st, 2014

Truth In The Numbers Responding to anti-alcohol “studies” can be a daunting but appropriate conversation for anyone in our business. For example, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) direly predicted that privatization in Washington State would create as much as a “44 % median increase in per capita alcohol sales.” Turned out, data showed ... read more>

Personal Page: News & Views July 2014

Monday, June 23rd, 2014

Watching Your Back My thanks to the licensees who attended this year’s American Beverage Licensees (ABL) Conference in DC. I had the pleasure of addressing these industry leaders as part of a panel, and it just served to remind me of the critical importance of active association involvement. We enjoy the support of some outstanding ... read more>

Personal Page: News & Views May 2014

Tuesday, April 22nd, 2014

Florida Gets It Once again, common sense prevails…over avarice. A recent report from Tampa Bay Online kicks off by saying “The walls between whiskey and Wheaties aren’t tumbling any time soon.” Florida State Sen. Bill Galvano withdrew his bill to repeal the law that requires spirits to be sold separately from groceries, after a companion ... read more>

Publisher’s Page: February 2014

Thursday, January 23rd, 2014

Despite the constant chatter surrounding Beam as an acquisition target, the news of Suntory’s purchase still came as a bit of a shock. And not only within the ... read more>

Publisher’s Personal Page: January 2014

Friday, December 20th, 2013

Be a ‘Know it All’ The Wine Marketing Council recently released some surprising results of a study of high frequency ... read more>

Personal Page: November 2013

Friday, October 25th, 2013

A Special Relationship Our hope is that you will be reading this column, post-Government Shutdown. But regardless, unfortunately this special relationship we have with the government in the conduct of day-to-day business matters is poised to have some real carryover effects. A significant number of businesses will be delayed or not be able to open, ... read more>

Personal Page: October 2013

Thursday, September 26th, 2013

Remember Where You Came From In a recent study about the most important way to protect the public against excessive consumption and underage drinking, the primary answer (beyond an increase in excise taxes or complete ban) was the responsible distribution of our products. It was a dramatic reminder of the importance of the three-tier system ... read more>

New York Personal Page – September 2013

Thursday, August 22nd, 2013

Gov. Cuomo Gets the Picture I just returned from a one-day tour of the beautiful Finger Lakes wine region organized by the Governor for the press and industry professionals. In anticipation of the trip I had with me the spread we are running in September of retail stores displaying and promoting New York State wines. ... read more>
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