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Apr 04, 2012 04:58 PM

West Virginia Governor Signs Spirits Tasting Legislation

Charleston, WV – West Virginians have reason to cheer as Governor Earl Ray Tomblin signed legislation on Friday allowing consumers to sample liquor at distilled spirits outlets, a move the Distilled Spirits Council (DISCUS) called the latest in a trend of liquor law modernizations across the country.​

Mar 20, 2012 05:03 PM

Connecticut Sunday Alcohol Bill Clears Key Legislative Hurdle

HARTFORD, CT – Legislation to reform Connecticut’s outdated liquor laws, including ending the ban on Sunday alcohol sales, cleared a major legislative hurdle today as it passed the General Law Committee, according to the Distilled Spirits Council – which called the vote a win for consumers, small businesses and the State Treasury.

Feb 08, 2012 07:30 PM

Wisconsin Assembly Committee Hears Spirits Tasting Bill

Wisconsinites could soon have an opportunity to sample distilled spirits at liquor stores under new legislation heard today in the Assembly Homeland Security and State Affairs Committee, according to the Distilled Spirits Council (DISCUS), a national trade association representing thousands of liquor brands sold in Wisconsin.


New Year's Resolution for Legislators in 13 States Should be to Pass Sunday Alcohol Sales

State legislators should make a New Year’s resolution to pass Sunday alcohol sales in the 13 states that still continue to enforce archaic Blue Laws, stated the Distilled Spirits Council (DISCUS).

Oct 26, 2011 06:02 PM

Alcohol Tax Threatens Cook County Hospitality Industry

CHICAGO, IL – The Distilled Spirits Council (DISCUS), representing thousands of spirits brands sold in Illinois, today blasted Cook County’s proposal to raise spirits taxes calling the 25% hike a major job-killing burden on Chicago’s hospitality industry.

Jun 22, 2011 06:36 PM

Distillers Applaud PA House Liquor Control Committee, PLCB for Consumer-friendly Approach to Sunday Sales

WASHINGTON, DC – The Pennsylvania House Liquor Control Committee took a step in the right direction yesterday by advancing a bill to modernize the Commonwealth’s Sunday alcohol sales restrictions – a move the Distilled Spirits Council hailed as a consumer-friendly approach to generating revenue through increased customer convenience rather than taxes.

May 12, 2011 06:41 PM

Sunday Alcohol Sales Could Save Millions in "Plan B" Cuts for Connecticut

Hartford, CT – Repealing Connecticut’s outdated ban on Sunday alcohol sales could generate as much as $8 million in new revenue for the state, which according to the Distilled Spirits Council is revenue that could protect several other important programs from being cut in Governor Malloy’s “Plan B” budget proposal.

Apr 28, 2011 08:50 PM

Georgia Becomes 37th State to Allow Sunday Liquor Sales

ATLANTA, GA – Communities across Georgia now have the opportunity to vote on Sunday alcohol sales under a bill signed this morning by Governor Nathan Deal repealing the statewide ban on Sunday sales, according to the Distilled Spirits Council.

Apr 13, 2011 08:51 PM


ATLANTA, GA – Georgians who have clamored for the convenience of Sunday alcohol sales have reason to cheer today after the State Legislature passed a bill last night striking down the state’s Prohibition-era Blue Law, according to the Distilled Spirits Council, which has strongly supported repealing the Sunday ban.

Mar 16, 2011 08:58 PM


ATLANTA, GA – Georgia is one step closer to allowing Sunday liquor sales, according to the Distilled Spirits Council (DISCUS), which today praised the Senate passage of S.B. 10 giving local communities a chance to decide for themselves. The bill, sponsored by Sen. Bulloch, passed the Senate by a vote of 32 to 22 and now moves to the House for consideration.

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