WORLD SPIRITS ALLIANCE AGREES TO UNIFIED TRADE STANCE — Also Reaffirms Commitment to Responsible Marketing

GENEVA, SWITZERLAND, July 11—The World Spirits Alliance, a gathering of major distiller trade associations from around the globe, today announced it has agreed to a unified trade negotiating strategy and priorities for the September World Trade Organization ministerial trade talks in Cancun, Mexico. At the conclusion of the three day session here, the WSA affirmed […]

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NEW ALCOHOL TAX PROPOSAL THREATENS PENNSYLVANIA’S HOSPITALITY INDUSTRY — Six percent sales tax will cost state 2,000 jobs

NEW ALCOHOL TAX PROPOSAL THREATENS PENNSYLVANIA’S HOSPITALITY INDUSTRY — Six percent sales tax will cost state 2,000 jobs– Washington, DC – A proposal to add a six percent sales tax on alcohol consumed at Pennsylvania bars, restaurants and taverns will result in over 2,000 job losses in the state’s hospitality sector, according to an economic […]

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CAMY RELEASES ANOTHER MISLEADING REPORT ON UNDERAGE DRINKING

WASHINGTON, D.C. – In response to the latest report by the Center on Alcohol Marketing and Youth (CAMY), Distilled Spirits Council President Peter Cressy stated, “The Distilled Spirits Council is committed to responsible advertising, and we cannot stand by and allow CAMY to mislead the public. “CAMY wants the public to believe more youth hear […]

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SOMETHING OLD, SOMETHING NEW, SOMETHING BORROWED, SOMETHING BLUE

Signature Cocktails: Easy, Creative and Inexpensive Ways to Personalize a Wedding Washington, D.C. — With the summer wedding season rapidly approaching, one of the many challenges facing today’s couples is how to personalize their wedding day. The Distilled Spirits Council offers couples one simple solution. Create one or more signature wedding cocktails — chic, unique […]

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DELAWARE GOVERNOR SIGNS INTO LAW SUNDAY ALCOHOL SALES BILL – DE becomes 25th state to roll back archaic Blue Laws

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Starting this weekend, Delaware liquor stores will be able to open on Sundays under an historic law signed today by Delaware Governor Ruth Ann Minner, according to a coalition of beverage alcohol businesses supporting the change. “Finally after years of inconvenience, Delaware consumers, tourists and retailers are no longer shackled by this […]

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NY LEGISLATURE OVERIDES VETO: SUNDAY SALES OF LIQUOR NOW LEGAL

WASHINGTON, D.C. – In a rapid development today, both houses of the New York State legislature overrode Governor Pataki’s budget vetoes, effectively permitting Sunday sales of liquor and wine in New York for the first time since Prohibition. “Finally after years of inconvenience, New York consumers, tourists and retailers are no longer shackled by this […]

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JAMA Alcohol Advertising Study Filled with Flagrant Errors

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Distilled Spirits Council today challenged another Robert Wood Johnson Foundation-funded study on magazine alcohol advertising published in the May 14 Journal of the American Medical Association, calling it, “typical of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation–funded advocacy efforts: rife with flagrant technical errors bordering on junk science.” Frank Coleman, Senior Vice President […]

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DELAWARE LEGISLATURE PASSES SUNDAY ALCOHOL SALES BILL — End to Blue Laws Will Bring Consumers Convenience, State More Revenue —

For the first time since prohibition, Delaware consumers and tourists may soon be able to purchase their liquor, beer and wine at liquor stores on Sundays under legislation passed today by the Delaware legislature, according to a coalition of beverage alcohol businesses supporting the change. “For decades, Delaware consumers and tourists have been inconvenienced by […]

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LIQUOR STORES URGE PATAKI TO ALLOW SUNDAY SALES OPTION — Six-days open compromise allows choice, raises revenue —

BUFFALO, NY, May 6, 2003 – The Empire Liquor Store Association, representing hundreds of package store owners across the state, released a letter today sent to Governor Pataki stating their overwhelming support for the budget provision that permits liquor and wine sales on Sundays for the first time since Prohibition. The letter, signed by dozens […]

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CINCO DE MAYO -There’s More to it than Margaritas!

Washington, DC — April 28, 2003 — For millions of Americans, the unofficial start of summer begins with a margarita on May 5th and a toast to Cinco de Mayo. But, contrary to the widely held belief, Cinco De Mayo, The Fifth Of May, is not the celebration of Mexico’s Independence Day. Cinco de Mayo […]

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