Welcome to another edition of Uncorked News. Interesting industry info for liquor stores, beer stores, and wine shops with a splash of point of sale (POS) technology topics.
The Dogged Persistence and Curious Existence of Bottom-Shelf Liquor Bottles
“I usually know something about every bottle on display, whether it’s the relative quality, flavor profile, backstory, production methods, or what company owns it — it’s a hazard of the job. That assurance evaporates, however, if I am at a humble neighborhood tap or dive bar and I lean forward to take a look at the bottom shelf. There I see brands I’ve known all my adult life. They’re the same names I find near the floor of any garden-variety liquor store: Mr. Boston, Llord’s, Arrow, Zemkoff, Popov, Aristocrat, Georgi, Barton.”
National wine superstore takes over huge Lukas Liquor store. More coming to KC
“One of the country’s largest [and infamous] wine superstores will overtake a locally owned liquor store in Overland Park.
Total Wine announced Friday that it will move into Lukas Wine & Spirits’ spot in Overland Park. This is the retailer’s first Kansas City area location, but another is set to open near Liberty.
Total Wine said it would not comment on the fate of the other two Lukas Liquor stores, and a Lukas representative was not immediately available for comment.”
Could voters upend Utah’s strict liquor laws next year?
“Not long after Latter-day Saint pioneers came into the valley they began brewing beer. Orrin Porter Rockwell opened the territory’s first distillery and a whole section of downtown came to be known as Whiskey Street.
But in the ensuing decades, the church and, not coincidentally, Utah’s liquor laws began to become more strict. Utah backed Prohibition and a few years later, church policy was changed to require members to abstain from alcohol.
We’ve made progress over the last decade, but now a ballot initiative looks to dramatically reshape Utah’s liquor system.”
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