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News and articles on alcohol-related legislative measures and political issue for the on-premise industry.


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Distilled Spirits Council Urges Government Support for Standard Drink Information on Alcohol Labels   April 22, 2010

The Distilled Spirits Council urged the Obama Administration to passnew alcohol labeling requirements to include basic dietary information on the labels of all beverage alcohol products.More>>

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Support for Three-tier System   April 21, 2010

The introduction of the CARE Act was lauded by beer, wine and spirits wholesalers. The bill clarifies the validity of the state’s rights in regulating alcohol sale and distribution.More>>

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WSWA Applauds Ninth Circuit Decision Upholding States’ Rights and the Three-Tier System   April 16, 2010

WSWA applauded the decision by Arizona's Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals to uphold a law that allows wineries that to ship directly to consumers and retailers.More>>

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WSWA President Craig Wolf Addresses Crowd at Annual Convention   April 8, 2010

Craig Wolf, President and CEO of WSWA is the voice of the wholesale industry, advocating for wholesalers’ interests with state and federal elected officials, the media, regulators and the law enforcement community.More>>

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Two States Fight for Early Sunday Sales   April 7, 2010

Massachusetts lawmakers are proposing Sunday alcohol sales begin at 10 a.m. Arizona legislators changed the Sunday sale time from 10 a.m. to 6 a.m., but Gov. Jan Brewer killed the proposed bill.More>>

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Maker's Mark Wins Trademark Infrigement Litigation Against Cuervo   April 6, 2010

Maker’s Mark has won a judgment confirming that its famous free-form red wax seal coating is a well-known and valid trademark against Jose Cuervo International.More>>

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Health Care's Effect on Nightlife   April 1, 2010

Nightlife workers are waiting to see how health care reform will affect their lives. Nightclub & Bar spoke with Innovative Risk Solutions President Sean Gormley for his take on the law.More>>

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America’s Beer Distributors Recognize National Alcohol Awareness Month   March 31, 2010

Throughout April, the National Beer Wholesalers Association will recognize Alcohol Awareness Month to raise awareness about the problem of alcohol abuse and promote responsibility.More>>

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A Health Care Q&A   March 31, 2010

Everyone is waiting to see what kind of effect health care reform will have. Innovative Risk Solutions president Sean Gormley explains how the law will affect the on-premise industry.More>>

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Distilled Spirits Council Hosts Best Practices Media Summit For Responsible Advertising   March 30, 2010

Industry leaders, government officials and media representatives gathered in Washington, D.C. to exchange ideas on responsible advertising practices at the Distilled Spirits Council’s third Best Practices Media Summit.More>>



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