If the cooler weather has you pining for hot buttered rum or a glass of delicious Virginia wine by the fire, picking up a copy of the Virginia Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control’s newest publication, Spirited Virginia, will provide you with all the information you need to make that dream a reality.
After a highly successful debut this summer, Virginia ABC just released its holiday issue of Spirited Virginia magazine, a quarterly publication containing articles about distilled spirits, appealing photography, cocktail recipes from mixologists around the state and Virginia ABC news. The magazine also has a list of each of the 2,800 products Virginia ABC carries and a complete listing of contact information for Virginia ABC stores in alphabetical order by city/county.
The 64-page October-December edition features tips for holiday entertaining, gift giving ideas, the growing number of Virginia distilleries and Black Friday deals at Virginia ABC stores.
The magazine is free and available at all Virginia ABC stores. A digital version of Spirited Virginia is available on Virginia ABC’s newly updated website (www.abc.virginia.gov). The website also offers an interactive product catalog that allows customers to check real-time availability of products in any Virginia ABC store and order spirits online for delivery to a local store.
Roanoke-based Leisure Media 360 publishes the magazine at no cost to Virginia ABC. Financial support for the partnership comes from numerous vendors and brokers who purchase advertisements in the magazine.
The inaugural issue hit stores in July and replaced the Virginia Wine & Liquor Quarterly magazine.
In addition to the magazine, Virginia ABC is offering product-related content on its Spirited Virginia Facebook page and in a Spirited Virginia email newsletter to those customers who opt to receive it. To sign up, visit https://www.abc.virginia.gov/products/email-promotions.
The Virginia Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) is a major source of revenue for the commonwealth, contributing more than $1.8 billion to the general fund in the last five years. The agency currently operates 353 state stores. Its Bureau of Law Enforcement oversees more than 16,000 ABC licensed establishments while the Hearings and Appeals Division considers more than 700 cases each year. The agency also provides alcohol education and prevention programs for people of all ages. ABC is committed to progress and innovation in carrying out its control, service and revenue mission.
Virginia ABC Releases Holiday Issue of its Product-Focused Magazine, Spirited Virginia