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The Perfect Purée of Napa Valley, Charbay Distillery and Gläce Luxury Ice Applaud Winners of Third Annual Wine Country Cocktail Competition    August 27, 2012

Top wine country mixologists and leaders of the spirits and bartending communities gathered on August 6th for the third annual Wine Country Cocktail Competition held at the Napa Valley Marriott Hotel and Spa. More>>

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The Oregonian: Oregon Liquor Plot Thickens as Gov. John Kitzhaber Names Former Republican Lawmaker to OLCC   August 24, 2012

The Oregonian: Gov. John Kitzhaber has offered up a former Republican lawmaker to be the newest member of the Oregon Liquor Control Commission, a move widely seen as part of his effort to get rid of the agency's longtime director Steve Pharo. More>>

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18th Jack Daniel's/USO "Toast to the Troops" Care Package Stuffing Party Set For Fort Hood, TX   August 24, 2012

Military spouses, Jack Daniel's employees and USO volunteers will come together at Fort Hood, TX, on August 28th to stuff 7,500 Care Packages for our servicemen and women serving overseas. More>>

Wirtz Awards News
Wirtz Beverage Illinois Recognized by Diageo as Industry Leader   August 24, 2012

Distributor earns six esteemed Golden Bar Awards for innovation and excellence. More>>

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Red Orbit: U.S. Wine Consumption Continues to Climb   August 24, 2012

Red Orbit: A still-fragile U.S. economy continued its recovery as the wine industry maintained its upswing to mark the 18(th) year of growth. Consumer confidence and innovation by producers contributed to these gains.More>>

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The Atlantic: Does Tequila Make Us crazy?    August 24, 2012

Researchers say no, but drinkers say yes.More>>

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ABC2News: 10 Best New Bars in the U.S.    August 23, 2012

ABC2News: When the conversation turns to cocktails, as it often does at Food & Wine, there's one person we listen to loud and clear: Jim Meehan. More>>

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Business Courier: 'Bar Rescue' Turns Around Cheviot Bar    August 23, 2012

Business Courier: For the Cheviot restaurant and bar that took part in Spike TV’s “Bar Rescue,” it was simply that: a rescue.More>>

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Boston Herald: Most Restaurant, Bar Owners Frown on Return of Happy Hour   August 23, 2012

Boston Herald: Restaurant and bar owners overwhelming voiced support for maintaining the state’s so-called “Happy Hour” law that prohibits them from serving free, discounted or two-for-one alcoholic drinks at a hearing in Boston today.More>>

Center for Alcohol Policy News
National Survey Finds Broad Support for Today’s System of Alcohol Regulations   August 23, 2012

Americans want to keep in place state and local alcohol regulations to keep them safe, according to a new bipartisan national poll conducted for the Center for Alcohol Policy (CAP). More>>



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