DISTILLED SPIRITS COUNCIL PRESIDENT INTERVIEW FEATURED ON BUSINESS WEEK ONLINE

WASHINGTON, August 6, 2002 – Distilled Spirits Council President Peter H. Cressy discussed key issues facing the spirits industry during an online web cast interview with BusinessWeek Associate Editor Gerry Khermouch. The interview can be viewed at www.businessweek.com. Click on “Video Views” on the left hand side and scroll down to Dr. Cressy’s June 20 […]

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SENATE PASSES SPIRITS INDUSTRY-SUPPORTED TRADE BILL OPEN MARKETS, LOWER TARIFFS TO BENEFIT EXPORTS

Washington, DC, August 1, 2002 – The Distilled Spirits Council today applauded the U.S. Senate for passing, 64-34, the Trade Act of 2002 (HR 3009), a bill strongly supported by the spirits industry that will lead to more open markets and increased global commerce. The Senate action follows passage Saturday by the House of Representatives, […]

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DISTILLED SPIRITS COUNCIL HAILS HOUSE PASSAGE OF TRADE BILL URGES SENATE TO FINISH BILL BEFORE AUGUST RECESS

Washington, DC — The Distilled Spirits Council today applauded the U.S. House of Representatives for passing, 215-212, the bipartisan Trade Act of 2002 (HR 3009) early Saturday morning, calling the legislation key to opening foreign markets to American spirits products and expanded global spirits commerce generally. The Council also called on the U.S. Senate to […]

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UPDATED DISTILLED SPIRITS COUNCIL STATE LAWS SUMMARY AVAILABLE

WASHINGTON, D.C., July 24, 2002 – The Distilled Spirits Council of the United States, Inc., the national trade association representing producers and marketers of distilled spirits sold in the United States, has published an updated Summary of State Laws & Regulations Relating to Distilled Spirits. The 32nd edition of the Summary is a valuable reference […]

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UNDERAGE ALCOHOL CONSUMPTION AT LOWEST LEVEL IN 15 YEARS

National Pride Survey: Underage Alcohol Consumption at Lowest Level in 15 Years WASHINGTON, DC, July 18, 2002 – Contrary to assertions by industry critics, a new national survey shows underage drinking has dropped to its lowest level in 15 years. According to the 2001-2002 Pride Survey data released this week at a news conference in […]

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WHAT’S THE NEW COSMOPOLITAN? Latin Spirits Make A Big Splash In America’s Cocktails

With close proximity to the Caribbean and Central America, the US has been heavily influenced by the infectious rhythms and flavors of Latin culture. Evidence of this new ‘Latin Invasion’ typified by the popularity of music from the likes of J-LO, Shakira, Ricky Martin and Enrique Iglesias, is quickly finding its way into America’s cocktails […]

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DISTILLED SPIRITS COUNCIL: LATEST ATTACK BY CSPI A “PUBLICITY STUNT RERUN”

WASHINGTON, DC, July 16, 2002 – Distilled Spirits Council Senior Vice President Frank Coleman today chided CSPI for its latest attack on flavored malt beverage advertising as a “publicity stunt rerun.” Coleman noted that less than six weeks ago, the Federal Trade Commission concluded a year-long investigation and dismissed CSPI’s identical 2001 allegations about flavored […]

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SOUTH CAROLINA BECOMES 9TH STATE IN THREE YEARS TO PASS TASTINGS LAW

WASHINGTON, July 2, 2002 — Under a new law signed yesterday, South Carolina now joins the growing trend of states permitting consumers to sample distilled spirits at tasting events in liquor stores, according to Distilled Spirits Council President Peter H. Cressy. The Distilled Spirits Council has made the passage of tastings laws a key element […]

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WHO’S THE REAL MARTHA OF JULY 4TH ENTERTAINING? MARTHA WASHINGTON’S ORIGINAL TOAST TO INDEPENDENCE

New York, July 2002 – Martha Stewart may be today’s doyenne of domesticity, but our country’s first First Lady Martha Washington was a skilled entertainer at her Virginia home, Mount Vernon. Martha’s couture cocktails were traditionally served to guests before dinner, which in the 1790’s was a protracted affair that began at three in the […]

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DISTILLED SPIRITS COUNCIL: MASSACHUSETTS LIQUOR TAX HIKE DEFEATED

WASHINGTON, June 20, 2002 – The Massachusetts Senate defeated a proposal June 13 to impose a five percent sales tax on distilled spirits, a move heralded by the Distilled Spirits Council as “sound social, economic and fiscal policy.” The tax increase, proposed as an amendment to the budget, called for a five percent tax increase […]

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