Congressional Support for Craft Beverage Modernization and Tax Reform Act Hits New Milestone

Congressional Support for Craft Beverage Modernization and Tax Reform Act Hits New Milestone  New Record of Co-Sponsors Follows Industry “Day of Action”  WASHINGTON – Support for the Craft Beverage Modernization and Tax Reform Act (S.362/H.R. 1175) has reached an all-time high with 315 cosponsors in the United States House of Representatives and 73 in the […]

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Distilled Spirits Council of the United States Launches Health Care Program to Address Craft Member Health Coverage Needs

DISCUS Offers Association Health Plan for Employers in Select States ANN ARBOR, MICH. – The Distilled Spirits Council of the United States (DISCUS) today announced it will offer an association health plan to its members, extending affordable health care to craft member spirits distillers in approved states. In states where the association health plan is […]

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Distilled Spirits Council Testifies at Senate Hearing on Importance of Spirits Outlet Expansion in Pennsylvania

HARRISBURG, Pa. – David Wojnar, vice president of state government relations for the Distilled Spirits Council of the United States (DISCUS), testified today at a Pennsylvania Senate Law and Justice Committee hearing that an increase in spirits outlets will result in convenience for consumers and increased revenue for the commonwealth. “Pennsylvania drastically lags behind other control states in the number of spirits […]

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Distilled Spirits Council Celebrates 85th Anniversary of Code of Responsible Practices

WASHINGTON, D.C. –  The Distilled Spirits Council of the United States (DISCUS) today marked the 85th anniversary of the Code of Responsible Practices , a set of voluntary advertising and marketing guidelines first adopted by the spirits industry within months of the repeal of Prohibition. “Eighty-five years ago, leaders in the spirits industry showed a great sense of duty […]

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Joint Statement by International Beverage Alcohol Associations in Response to U.S. Tariffs Imposed Today on Certain EU Distilled Spirits and Wines

We are united in our opposition to the imposition of tariffs and clear in our view that there are no winners in a trade war.  Our 15 international beverage alcohol associations today sent a letter to the U.S. administration and the EU Commission calling for an immediate end to tariffs on distilled spirits and wines […]

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Beverage Alcohol Coalition Successfully Launches “Day of Action” to Urge Congressional Passage of Craft Beverage Modernization and Tax Reform Act

–Campaign Results in more than 6,000 Engagements with Congressional Offices-  WASHINGTON – Nearly 2,000 individuals affiliated with the beverage alcohol sector contacted their members of Congress yesterday to urge passage of the bipartisan Craft Beverage Modernization and Tax Reform Act (H.R.1175/S. 362) as part of a “ Day of Action ” supported by a broad coalition of beverage […]

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Distilled Spirits Council of the United States, Texas Distilled Spirits Association and Texas Whiskey Association Announce Partnership on “Spirits United” Grassroots Platform

WASHINGTON –  The Distilled Spirits Council of the United States (DISCUS), America’s leading advocate for the distilled spirits industry, today announced that the Texas Distilled Spirits Association (TDSA) and the Texas Whiskey Association (TXWA) have joined Spirits United as partners to expand the grassroots network in the Lone Star State. The Spirits United platform features important information […]

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U.S. Alcohol Trade Groups Call for End to Tariffs on EU Spirits and Wine

UPDATED RELEASE: Oct. 7, 2019 WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. alcohol trade groups urged an end to tariffs on EU distilled spirits and wine following the United States decision announced today to impose tariffs of 25 percent on imports of Single Malt Scotch Whisky, Single Malt Irish Whiskey from Northern Ireland, liqueurs and cordials, and wine […]

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EU Ambassador Hosts Special Event Celebrating the Kentucky-European Connection in Partnership with the Distilled Spirits Council of the United States and Kentucky Distillers’ Association

Distillers from KY and EU Urge Removal of Tariffs on Spirits Products WASHINGTON – Leaders from U.S. and EU spirits organizations urged the removal of tariffs on spirits products at a special event held last night at the European Union’s ambassador’s residence celebrating the cultural and commercial ties connecting the Eu and Kentucky. The event […]

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PA House Liquor Control Committee Fights for Consumers, Passes Bill to Repeal Flexible Pricing Program

Today, the Pennsylvania House Liquor Control Committee passed HB 1512, a bill to repeal the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board’s (PLCB) flexible pricing program. Last week, Distilled Spirits Council of the United States (DISCUS) Chief Economist David Ozgo and President and CEO of the American Distilled Spirits Association Matt Dogali testified before the committee to highlight the harmful impacts this […]

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