DISCUS Hosts Free Legal Webinar For Distillers June 12: “The Impact of COVID-19 on Existing Contracts – Is Performance Still Required?”

DISCUS Hosts Free Legal Webinar For Distillers June 12 “The Impact of COVID-19 on Existing Contracts – Is Performance Still Required?” WASHINGTON –  The Distilled Spirits Council of the United States (DISCUS) is hosting a free legal webinar for distillers exploring the impact of COVID-19 on existing contracts and obligations on Friday, June 12, 1-2 […]

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DISCUS Statement on Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) Flexibility Act of 2020 Signed into Law

Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) Flexibility Act of 2020 Signed into Law Statement by Distilled Spirits Council Chief of Public Policy Christine LoCascio “The PPP has been a valuable lifeline to craft distilleries facing significant financial hardship from the closure of distillery tasting rooms and lost sales at restaurants and bars. The modifications to the PPP […]

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Colorado Senators Priola and Bridges Introduce Alcohol To-Go Legislation to Support Businesses Struggling During COVID-19

Senators Kevin Priola and Jeff Bridges introduced bipartisan legislation this week to allow local distilleries, restaurants and bars in Colorado to sell alcohol and cocktails to-go in an effort to support the state’s struggling hospitality industry during COVID-19. “We greatly appreciate Senators Priola and Bridges for introducing legislation to allow cocktails to-go in Colorado,” said […]

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Distilled Spirits Council Testifies in Support of Bill to Allow Statewide Sunday Sales of Distilled Spirits in Ohio

During a hearing today before the Ohio House Commerce and Labor Committee, the Distilled Spirits Council of the United States (DISCUS) submitted testimony in support of HB 674 ,  which would allow Sunday sales of distilled spirits products on a statewide basis rather than by local option. The testimony, submitted by DISCUS Vice President of State Government Relations […]

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Massachusetts House Passes Cocktails To-Go Legislation

Revenue Boosting Measure Supports Financially Strained Hospitality Industry  The Distilled Spirits Council commended the Massachusetts House for passing legislation today allowing restaurants and bars to sell cocktails to-go, calling the measure “an important lifeline for hospitality businesses struggling to recover from the economic hardships caused by COVID-19.” House Bill 4767 , entitled, An Act addressing challenges faced by […]

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DISCUS Statement on Illinois Governor Pritzker Approving Cocktails To-Go

  Statement by Distilled Spirits Council Vice President of State Government Relations Dale Szyndrowski “The hospitality industry has been one of the hardest hit during COVID-19. The opportunity for Illinois’ restaurants to sell cocktails to-go will be a valuable economic lifeline as these businesses struggle to cope with the financial hardships caused by this pandemic. […]

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Distilled Spirits Council Testifies in Support of Bill to Make Cocktails To-Go Permanent in Ohio  

During a hearing today before the Ohio House Commerce and Labor Committee, the Distilled Spirits Council of the United States (DISCUS) submitted testimony in support of HB 669 , legislation to permanently allow the sale of cocktails to-go from restaurants and bars. The testimony, submitted by DISCUS Vice President of State Government Relations David Wojnar, underscored that cocktails […]

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Statement by Distilled Spirits Council of the United States on President Trump’s Executive Order on Regulatory Relief to Support Economic Recovery

“We are grateful the administration is acting proactively to support U.S. businesses as they work to recover from the devastating impacts caused by COVID-19,” said Chris Swonger, DISCUS president and CEO. “We look forward to working with the administration to identify and eliminate unnecessary, burdensome regulations to help the hospitality industry, which will reboot the […]

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Pennsylvania Governor Says He Will Sign Bill Allowing Cocktails To-Go During COVID-19

Statement by Distilled Spirits Council Vice President of State Government Relations David Wojnar “We are thankful Governor Wolf recognizes the need for additional assistance for the hospitality industry during COVID-19 and approved cocktails to-go. This measure will be a valuable economic lifeline that will help Pennsylvania businesses struggling with financial hardships during this pandemic. Unfortunately, […]

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Governor Lamont Issues New Executive Order Clarifying Cocktails To-Go are Permitted

Governor Ned Lamont issued a new executive order last night expressly permitting mixed drinks for takeout and delivery, following a letter sent by the Distilled Spirits Council of the United States (DISCUS) citing confusion in the marketplace and requesting clarification on the matter. “The opportunity for restaurants and bars to sell cocktails to-go is a valuable economic lifeline […]

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