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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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South Carolina Consumers Win Under House "Free Pour" Legislation - Bill Ensures Competition for Distributors, Fair Taxation for Consumers

April 4, 2005 08:00 PM
WASHINGTON, D.C. --The Distilled Spirits Council today applauded the House Ways and Means Mini-Bottle Subcommittee for reporting favorably HB 3638, which allows both Class A and Class B wholesalers the ability to deliver and service restaurants. In addition, HB 3638 calls for point-of-sale tax collection of five percent per cocktail served. “We commend the work of the Subcommittee and the bill’s sponsor, Representative Bill Cotty, for their work on this issue,” said David Wojnar, Vice President of the Distilled Spirits Council. “Allowing the restaurants to receive delivery from both Class A and Class B wholesalers will result in better service to the state’s restaurant industry – and better prices for consumers. It is our sincere hope that the final version of the enabling legislation includes both Class A and B delivery.” The Senate version of the legislation allows only “Class B” wholesalers to sell to restaurants and calls for a 56 cent increase in the tax on each liter of spirits sold in liquor stores. “The House version of this bill is consumer and business friendly and replaces the taxes formerly collected on mini-bottles – all without raising prices for consumers,” said Wojnar. CONTACT: Public Affairs Department or David Wojnar Telephone: (202) 286-8840 or (508) 998-1020 SCROLLER Publication Name: Publication Author:


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