DISCUS is committed to providing the industry, and particularly its members, with unparalleled access to education, networking opportunities and advocacy efforts through its live events. DISCUS events spark the in-depth and thought-provoking conversations that will grow your business and drive the industry forward.

DISCUS Annual Conference & WOTVS Global CONNECT!

That’s a wrap! The 2024 DISCUS Annual Conference and Women of the Vine & Spirits Global Connect! in San Diego was a sold-out success, providing a platform for over 700 participants to connect, share insights, and celebrate achievements, all while fostering collaboration and building a sense of community. DISCUS and Women of the Vine & Spirits packed all this into three days and loved the environment that encouraged networking, open communication, and the exchange of ideas—all crucial for the growth and success of our great industry. Thank you again to all who attended, and for those who didn’t make it, we look forward to shared success in the future!

Public Policy Conference

The American Craft Spirits Association (ACSA) and Distilled Spirits Council of the United States (DISCUS) brought together more than 200 distillers from 41 states to participate in more than 120 scheduled virtual congressional visits with their home state legislators to discuss the economic impact of the industry and other policy issues. Senior officials from the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau, Rep. Dan Newhouse (R-WA), and Sen. Gary Peters (D-MI) addressed participants. The conference closed with a virtual toast honoring World Central Kitchen with the first-ever Humanitarian Spirit Award and raising a glass with Shannon Mustipher, winner of Tales of the Cocktail Pioneer Award. Thank you to all who joined us for a memorable two days of advocacy!

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WSET Level 2 Registration Deadline

WSET Spirits Level 2 Course Dates: July 10, 2023 - August 13, 2023 Virtual Exam: August 30, 2023, 4 PM ET About WSET Level 2 Spirits: For individuals wishing to […]

WSET Level 1 Registration Deadline

WSET Spirits Level 1 Course Dates: June 26, 2023 - July 23, 2023 Virtual Exam: August 9, 2023, 4 PM ET About WSET Level 1 Spirits: This foundational course is […]

WSET Level 1 Registration Deadline

WSET Spirits Level 1 Course Dates: May 1, 2023 - May 28, 2023 Exam Options Virtual Exam: June 7, 2023 In-person Exam: June 14, 2023 (in Chicago at DISCUS Annual […]