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There's no beverage of moderation, only the practice of moderation.

Understanding Moderation

Part of responsible drinking is understanding that a standard drink of beer, distilled spirits and wine each contains the same amount of alcohol. It's not what you drink, it's how much that counts.

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There's no beverage of moderation, only the practice of moderation.

Committed to Responsibility

For more than 75 years, the spirits industry has adhered to a rigorous set of standards for beverage alcohol advertising and marketing. Click here to learn more about the Code.

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December 19, 2002 07:00 PM
WASHINGTON—The Distilled Spirits Council today commended the New York Senate and Majority Leader Joseph L. Bruno, for the passage of comprehensive drunk driving measures including a .08 blood alcohol concentration limit (BAC). The legislative package calls for reducing the state’s legal limit for blood alcohol content to .08 and increasing criminal penalties against repeat drunk drivers and high BAC drivers. Under an Amendment, the implementation date would be March 1, 2003. “We commend the New York State Senate and in particular, Majority Leader Bruno, for passing comprehensive drunk driving legislation. Passing .08 alone is not enough. To be truly effective, we must target repeat offenders and those who get behind the wheel with a high BAC limits,” said Distilled Spirits Council (DSC) President Peter Cressy. In April 2001, the distillers formed an historic partnership with Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) to support a .08 blood alcohol concentration limit when coupled with comprehensive drunk driving measures. Since then, the distillers have worked closely with MADD and other interested groups to lobby for comprehensive drunk driving laws in states across the country. In New York, Cressy said a broad coalition came together to lobby in support of the drunk driving measures including The Century Council, Stop DWI Coalition, Miller Brewing and the Empire State Tavern Association. CONTACT: Frank Coleman or Lisa Hawkins Telephone: 202-682-8840 SCROLLER Publication Name: Publication Author:


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