Three Companies Join DISCUS Partner Membership Program in Q1 2022

Partner Member Program Connects Spirits Supply Chain Businesses, Industry Partners with Spirits Companies WASHINGTON – The Distilled Spirits Council of the United States, the leading voice and advocate for the U.S. spirits industry, today announced three companies have joined the organization as Partner Members in the first quarter of 2022. This brings the total number […]

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Cocktails To-Go Extended in Virginia Until July 2024 

Gov. Youngkin signs bills providing increased stability for Virginia’s hospitality businesses RICHMOND – This evening, Virginia Governor Glenn Youngkin (R-VA) signed HB 426 and SB 254, extending cocktails to-go until July 1, 2024. Cocktails to-go provide increased support for hospitality businesses struggling to rebound from the harsh economic impacts of COVID-19. “Virginia’s bars and restaurants […]

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Cocktails To-Go Extension Signed into Law by Governor Baker  

Late Friday evening, Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker signed H 4650 , a spending package that includes a one-year extension for cocktails to-go from restaurants and bars in the state. “Cocktails to-go continue to provide a stable source of revenue as Massachusetts businesses cope with the ongoing challenges related to the pandemic, staff shortages, supply chain disruptions and […]

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Mississippi Conferees Come to Agreement on Bill to Modernize Alcohol Warehouse System

Bill authorizes construction of a new warehouse to better serve hospitality businesses & consumers Today, the Mississippi Senate and House conferees came to an agreement and issued a report on SB2844 , a bill authorizing the state to construct a new Alcohol Beverage Control (ABC) warehouse to be operated by a third-party contractor. Both chambers of […]

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Massachusetts: Cocktails To-Go Extension Sent to Governor Baker’s Desk

Late Thursday evening, the Massachusetts Legislature passed H 4650 , a spending package that includes a one-year extension for cocktails to-go from restaurants, bars and distilleries in the state. The bill now awaits Governor Charlie Baker’s signature. “Massachusetts businesses and consumers are one step closer to enjoying cocktails to-go for an additional year,” said Jay Hibbard, Distilled […]

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Maine Governor Signs Bill Extending Cocktails To-Go Until March 2025

Today, Governor Janet Mills (D-Maine) signed LD 1751 , legislation extending cocktails to-go in Maine until March 30, 2025 to provide increased stability for hospitality businesses still struggling to cope with the harsh economic impacts of COVID-19. “States all across the country have recognized the important economic relief provided by cocktails to-go and taken steps to make […]

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Maine Governor Signs Bill Extending Cocktails To-Go Until March 2025

Today, Governor Janet Mills (D-Maine) signed LD 1751 , legislation extending cocktails to-go in Maine until March 30, 2025 to provide increased stability for hospitality businesses still struggling to cope with the harsh economic impacts of COVID-19. “States all across the country have recognized the important economic relief provided by cocktails to-go and taken steps to make […]

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Spirits Industry Launches “Ship My Spirits” Campaign in Support of Spirits Direct-to-Consumer Shipping in New York

Spirits DTC would increase New York jobs and consumer convenience The American Craft Spirits Association (ACSA), American Distilling Institute (ADI) and Distilled Spirits Council of the United States, three of the nation’s leading trade associations representing distillers large and small, joined forces to launch “Ship My Spirits,” a grassroots coalition with the common goal of […]

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Toasts Not Tariffs Coalition Hails the Removal of U.S.-UK Retaliatory Tariffs on the U.S. Beverage Alcohol Sector

Toasts Not Tariffs Coalition Hails the Removal of U.S.-UK Retaliatory Tariffs on the U.S. Beverage Alcohol Sector WASHINGTON – The Toasts Not Tariffs Coalition today raised a glass of gratitude to the Biden administration for negotiating a successful end to the harmful tariffs impacting the entire U.S. beverage alcohol sector. U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo and United Kingdom Secretary of State […]

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Maine Legislature Passes Bill Extending Cocktails To-Go Until March 2025, Bill Heads to Governor for Signature

The Maine Legislature passed a measure yesterday, LD 1751, to extend cocktails to-go in the state until March 30, 2025, providing increased stability for hospitality businesses still struggling to cope with the harsh economic impacts of COVID-19. The bill heads to Governor Janet Mills (D-Maine) for signature. “Maine businesses and consumers are one step closer […]

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