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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.

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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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Indiana Strikes Down Election Day Alcohol Sales Ban

March 18, 2010 11:55 AM

INDIANAPOLIS – As the Indiana State Legislature adjourned late Sunday, March 14th, Gov. Mitch Daniels signed Senate Bill 75 to allow Election Day alcohol sales, according to the Distilled Spirits Council (DISCUS).  

“Election Day alcohol bans are truly a relic of the Prohibition era when saloons sometimes served as polling stations,” said Ben Jenkins, DISCUS Communications Director.  “Indiana had a particularly harsh Election Day ban considering restaurant goers couldn’t even get a cocktail while the polls were open.  Only South Carolina and Kentucky have similarly harsh bans.  Each of those states are also considering repeal as more and more states continue to modernize outdated alcohol laws.  We applaud Gov. Daniels and the State Legislature for recognizing how archaic this restriction had become.”

The Council pushed the repeal as part of its overall national modernization strategy to eliminate antiquated legacies of Prohibition.

The law took effect immediately upon being signed. 



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