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The Distilled Spirits Council today commended the Liquor Control Board of Ontario (LCBO) for modernizing its retail experience by launching LCBO.com, an online shopping portal that will allow consumers access to over 5,000 different products that they can then pick up or have delivered directly to anywhere in Ontario.
In what are sure to be the most sought after tickets of the political season, the Distilled Spirits Council and the Locust Street Group are partnering with The Wall Street Journal to co-host Monday night events at the national nominating conventions in Cleveland (Republicans) and Philadelphia (Democrats) this July.
The Colorado Liquor Compromise (SB 197), which modernizes Colorado’s alcohol laws by allowing responsible, phased-in sale of spirits, wine and beer in grocery stores over the next 20 years, was signed today by Governor John Hickenlooper.
Over 40 distillers from across the country gathered June 7-8 in Washington, D.C. for the Distilled Spirits Council’s seventh annual Public Policy Conference.
The Distilled Spirits Council today praised the Colorado Legislature for passing compromise legislation (SB 197), which modernizes Colorado’s alcohol laws by allowing the sale of spirits, wine and beer in grocery stores.
Small distillers from across Washington state gathered today at Westland Distillery in Seattle to meet with White House Deputy Assistant to the President and Deputy Cabinet Secretary Gaurab Bansal to discuss the positive impact of international trade and the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) Agreement on the U.S. distilled spirits sector.
West Virginians can now enjoy a Bloody Mary during their Sunday brunch following legislation signed yesterday by Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin today that changed the on-premise serving hours for alcohol from 1 p.m. to 10 a.m., if approved by local option.
Governor Malloy’s proposal to end Connecticut’s minimum bottle price requirement and allow for more competitive alcohol pricing would generate $150 million in new revenue for the state – and between $5.2 to $8.1 million annually in new excise and sales taxes, according to economic analysis presented during testimony today by Distilled Spirits Vice President Jay Hibbard before the Connecticut Legislature.
The 2015 Dietary Guidelines for Americans, issued today, emphasize that American adults who choose to drink should do so in moderation; reaffirm the definition of a standard drink for beer, wine and distilled spirits; and adopt the new terminology “drink-equivalents.”
Moving wine but not spirits into grocery stores will cost the Commonwealth millions in lost tax revenue and fails to provide consumers the convenience they demand, according to the Distilled Spirits Council (DISCUS), which strongly opposes this aspect of the state budget deal.