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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WTO AGREEMENT LAUNCHES NEW GLOBAL TRADE NEGOTATIONS EXPANDED MARKETS FOR DISTILLED SPIRITS EXPORTS SOUGHT

WASHINGTON, DC, Nov. 16, 2001 – A new round of worldwide trade talks will lead to reduced tariffs and more open markets for distilled spirits products said Debbie Lamb, Senior Vice President for International Issues and Trade. The agreement to launch a new round of trade negotiations was reached Nov. 14 at the Doha Ministerial […]

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DISTILLED SPIRITS COUNCIL PRESIDENT DISCUSSES EFFECTIVE SOLUTIONS TO COMBAT COLLEGE ALCOHOL ABUSE AT U.S. DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION CONFERENCE

WASHINGTON, DC, Nov. 15, 2001 – Distilled Spirits Council President Peter H. Cressy recently told officials at a U.S. Department of Education conference about the distilled spirits industry’s initiatives to combat alcohol abuse on college campuses through a series of national and regional conferences. “Public-private partnerships are an essential component of any program to combat […]

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TRINITY UNIVERSITY AND DISTILLED SPIRITS INDUSTRY HOST ALCOHOL ABUSE CONFERENCE FOR TEXAS COLLEGES

SAN ANTONIO, Oct. 31, 2001 – Ten Texas colleges and universities are gathering in San Antonio today with community and liquor industry leaders for the “American Campus and Alcohol Conference,” a three-day meeting on combatting alcohol abuse on college campuses. “The purpose of this conference is to develop and sustain partnerships between the campus, the […]

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DISTILLED SPIRITS COUNCIL, GOLDRING FAMILY FOUNDATION SUPPORT LSU CONFERENCE ON COLLEGE ALCOHOL ABUSE

BATON ROUGE Oct. 15, 2001 — The Distilled Spirits Council and Louisiana Wholesaler William Goldring today presented a $25,000 grant to Louisiana State University at Eunice to convene a three-day academic conference on combatting alcohol abuse on college campuses. The conference, taking place Oct. 14-16 at LSU’s Baton Rouge campus, is being convened by LSU, […]

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DISTILLED SPIRITS COUNCIL-BACKED TASTINGS BILL PASSES IN NEW YORK

–NATIONAL TASTINGS TREND SWEEPS INTO NY– WASHINGTON, Sept. 6, 2001 – Legislation backed by the Distilled Spirits Council permitting distilled spirits tastings in New York liquor stores passed yesterday, according to Council President Peter H. Cressy, who called the legislation, “the beginning of a stylish new era of sophisticated spirits tastings in New York.” “The […]

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