CALIFANO ADMITS CASA UNDERAGE DRINKING STUDY IS BOGUS

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The New York Times, in a page one article today entitled “Disturbing Finding on Young Drinkers Proves to be Wrong,” reports that former Carter Administration HEW Secretary Joseph Califano and his group the Center for Alcohol and Substance Abuse (CASA) now admit that they distorted data to make unsupportable claims that underage […]

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CASA STUDY IS BLATANTLY FLAWED ON UNDERAGE DRINKING

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Distilled Spirits Council today challenged a National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse (CASA) report on teenage drinking, calling CASA’s analysis of government data “flat out wrong.” “Under CASA’s flawed interpretation, each American teenager and young adult who illegally drinks alcohol would have to consume 120 drinks per month, a massive […]

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STATEMENT BY THE SUBSTANCE ABUSE AND MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES ADMINISTRATION ON CASA REPORT ON UNDERAGE DRINKING

An analysis by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) finds that in 1998 underage drinkers account for approximately 11.4 percent of all the alcohol consumed in the U.S. Regardless of any discrepancies between our analysis of the National Household Survey on Drug Abuse data and that of the National Center on Addiction […]

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DISTILLED SPIRITS INDUSTRY PROVIDES GRANT TO U.S. NAVAL ACADEMY TO LAUNCH NEW ALCOHOL ABUSE PROGRAMS

ANNAPOLIS, Jan. 30, 2002 – The U.S. Naval Academy last week unveiled two new innovative approaches to combat alcohol abuse among midshipmen supported by a $20,000 grant from the Distilled Spirits Council and retailer David Trone of Corridor Fine Wines and Spirits in Laurel, Maryland. “The Naval Academy and the Distilled Spirits Council share the […]

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TRADE PROMOTION AUTHORITY PASS HOUSE 215-214 CRUCIAL VOTE FOR DISTILLED SPIRITS INDUSTRY

WASHINGTON —The Distilled Spirits Council applauded passage of the Bipartisan Trade Promotion Authority Act of 2001 (H.R. 3005), on Dec. 6th in the U.S. House of Representatives 215-214, calling the legislation key to opening foreign markets to American spirits products. Meanwhile, on Dec. 18th, the Senate Finance Committee passed its version of the bill, 18-3, […]

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DISTILLED SPIRITS INDUSTRY: A LEADER IN RESPONSIBILITY COMMENDS NBC

WASHINGTON, D.C., Dec. 20, 2001 – The Distilled Spirits Council today made the following points about the Guinness UDV and NBC guidelines to air distilled spirits advertisements. • DISTILLED SPIRITS ADS HAVE BEEN ON TELEVISION FOR THE LAST FIVE YEARS WITH BROAD PUBLIC ACCEPTANCE While NBC is the first network to air spirits ads, distilled […]

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TIPS FOR HOSTING RESPONSIBLE HOLIDAY PARTIES — DISTILLERS URGE HOLIDAY REVELERS TO “EAT, THINK AND BE MERRY”–

WASHINGTON, DC, Dec. 19, 2001 – As the party season reaches its peak, the Distilled Spirits Council today launched an initiative to encourage responsible celebrations during this holiday season. As part of the effort, the Council posted tips on how to host a responsible cocktail party on its website at: www.distilledspirits.org. The holiday section also […]

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DISTILLED SPIRITS INDUSTRY APPLAUDS NBC DECISION TO AIR SPIRITS ADVERTISEMENTS

WASHINGTON, D.C., Dec. 14, 2001 – The distilled spirits industry hailed the decision by NBC to air the first network distilled spirits advertisement calling the news “an important step.” “This is a positive day for the spirits industry and for our adult consumers,” said Peter Cressy, President of the Distilled Spirits Council. “Our member companies […]

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NEW LAW BRINGS DISTILLED SPIRITS TASTINGS TREND TO NEW YORK

First Liquor Tastings Since Prohibition Celebrates HospitalityNEW YORK, NY, Dec. 6, 2001 – Representatives of the New York hospitality industry, elected officials and all of the major distilled spirits companies gathered today at Union Square Wine & Spirits to celebrate the first liquor tastings event in New York since Prohibition, under a new law supported […]

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TRADE PROMOTION AUTHORITY CRUCIAL FOR DISTILLED SPIRITS INDUSTRY

WASHINGTON—The Distilled Spirits Council today urged Congress to pass the Bipartisan Trade Promotion Authority Act of 2001 (H.R. 3005), calling the legislation key to opening foreign markets to American spirits products. The legislation, expected to come to a vote today in the U.S. House of Representatives, would require Congress to consider trade agreements on a […]

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