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February 25, 2021

We are encouraged by Katherine Tai’s comments on the need to rebuild trade relationships with our allies.  We are hopeful that the Biden Administration will move quickly to ease trade tensions and resolve the tariff tit-for-tat with the EU and UK, which is causing grave and unnecessary harm to U.S. distillers and the wider hospitality […]

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February 23, 2021

The Hawaii Senate passed SB No. 65, a measure allowing direct-to-consumer shipping of distilled spirits in original containers. This will create a more convenient marketplace for adult consumers and provide much-needed support to craft distillers facing financial hardship from the closure of tasting rooms and tours due to COVID-19. “We are absolutely thrilled the Hawaii […]

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February 19, 2021

During a hearing today before the Maryland House Economic Matters Committee, the Distilled Spirits Council of the United States (DISCUS) submitted testimony in support of HB 0012 , which would extend cocktails to-go from restaurants and bars with a food purchase, and in opposition to HB 0996 , a bill that would allow the sale of beer and wine […]

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February 18, 2021

Measure would support hospitality businesses struggling to cope with harsh economic impacts of COVID-19 The Distilled Spirits Council of the United States (DISCUS) today applauded West Virginia State Senator Ryan Weld for introducing legislation ( SB 347 ) to allow cocktails to-go – a move that will help support hospitality businesses devastated by COVID-19. “West Virginia hospitality […]

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February 16, 2021

Measure supports hospitality businesses struggling to cope with harsh economic impacts of COVID-19  Today, the Virginia Legislature passed HB 1879 , a bill to allow cocktails to-go from distilleries, restaurants and bars until July 1, 2022, in an effort to support Virginia’s hospitality businesses struggling to cope with the harsh economic impacts of COVID-19. The bill heads […]

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February 11, 2021

The Alabama Senate today passed SB 126 by a vote of 26-3, a bill to allow home delivery of distilled spirits in original containers from package stores, and from restaurants and bars with a meal purchase. “Home delivery of spirits is a win-win for adult consumers and Alabama, especially during the pandemic,” said David Wojnar, Distilled Spirits […]

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February 10, 2021

Consumers urged to show extra love to local hospitality businesses by contacting their legislators The Hospitality Recovery Coalition today launched a nationwide cocktails to-go grassroots campaign encouraging consumers to contact their state legislators and urge support for local distilleries, restaurants and bars struggling to cope with the harsh economic impacts of COVID-19. “Consumers are seeing the devastating […]

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