New Federal Dietary Guidelines: The Role Alcohol Can Play in a Healthy Adult Lifestyle

Guidelines Advisor Reports on Alcohol and Health at Distilled Spirits Council-Sponsored Briefing New York – The Distilled Spirits Council sponsored a media alcohol and health briefing yesterday showcasing the role alcohol can play in a healthy adult lifestyle, as contained in the recently released federal Dietary Guidelines.  The event featured Dietary Guidelines Advisory member Dr. […]

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New Government Survey: 93.4 Percent of 12-14 Year Olds Obtain Alcohol For Free

More than 44 percent get alcohol from adult family members or home The Distilled Spirits Council today applauded the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) for calling attention to the important role parents play in reducing teen drinking. A new survey issued by SAMHSA shows that 5.9 percent of adolescents aged 12-14 drank […]

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2010 Federal Dietary Guidelines Underscore Moderation, Standard Drinks Education and Alcohol as Part of a Healthy Adult Diet

Federal Officials Say Guidelines Should Serve as Basis for U.S. Nutrition Advice and Public Policy WASHINGTON, D.C., – The 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans, released today by the Federal government, underscored the definition of a standard drink and urged that the Alcohol Guideline be used as the basis for nutrition advice and public policy. The […]

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Distilled Spirits Industry Beginning to Rebound From Recession

Consumers Returning to Super Premium Spirits Products– New York, NY – The distilled spirits industry is showing signs of recovery but policy makers need to refrain from increasing tax burdens because the economy is not out of the woods yet, Distilled Spirits Council CEO Peter Cressy said today at an annual industry briefing for media […]

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2010 Monitoring the Future Survey: Teen Drinking Rates Reach Historic Low

A major Federal study released today reported that underage drinking rates among 8th, 10th and 12th graders are at their lowest levels since the study’s inception, according to the Distilled Spirits Council. The 2010 Monitoring the Future Survey, jointly released by the National Institute on Drug Abuse and the University of Michigan, noted as a […]

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Landmark Food Safety Legislation Avoids Duplicative Regulations for Beverage Alcohol

WASHINGTON, DC – Landmark food safety legislation passed today by the United States Senate avoids duplicative regulatory schemes for distilled spirits that would have been implemented by both the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and by the U.S. Treasury’s Alcohol Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB), according to the Distilled Spirits Council. “We commend the Senate […]

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Alcohol-Impaired Traffic Fatalities At Record Low Level

WASHINGTON— The number of alcohol-impaired driving fatalities in the United States last year dropped to a historic low, according to new data released today by the U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). According to NHTSA, alcohol-impaired driving fatalities have declined 49 percent since 1982 when record keeping first began.  Alcohol- impaired […]

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Eight Time Olympic Medalist Apolo Anton Ohno Leads List of Honorees at October 6 Mount Vernon Industry Heritage Gala

James Bareuther, Jeff Becker and Rep. John Yarmuth also Honored WASHINGTON, DC –  Eight Time Olympic Gold Medalist Apolo Anton Ohno will be one of four inducted to the “George Washington Spirits Society” at Mount Vernon October 6 during the ninth annual “Spirit of Mount Vernon” heritage dinner and rare spirits auction.  The other 2010 […]

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Distilled Spirits Council Supports “We Don’t Serve Teens” Campaign

WASHINGTON — The Distilled Spirits Council (DISCUS) is joining with dozens of national, state and local organizations in supporting the Federal Trade Commission’s “We Don’t Serve Teens” 2011 annual campaign to help get the word out that serving alcohol to teens is unsafe, illegal and irresponsible. “Even though most parents believe their teens are not […]

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Distilled Spirits Council Supports “We Don’t Serve Teens” Effort

WASHINGTON — The Distilled Spirits Council is joining with dozens of national, state and local organizations in supporting the Federal Trade Commission’s “We Don’t Serve Teens” 2010 annual campaign to help get the word out that serving alcohol to teens is unsafe, illegal and irresponsible. “Even though most parents believe their teens are not listening […]

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