Live from the NABCA Legal Symposium

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Direct shipping, private labels and dealing with trouble licensees and tainted products were among panel topics at the 2019 National Alcohol Beverage Control Association legal symposium. NABCA’s annual conference took place in March in...

New Program Helps Parents Address the Dangers of Alcohol Use

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It may come as a surprise, but children do listen to their parents, especially when it comes to crucial decisions like whether or not to drink alcohol. In fact, research reported by the National...

Pennsylvania Senate Introduces Legislation Expanding Consumer Access to Distilled Spirits

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The Distilled Spirits Council lauded legislation introduced by State Senator Gene Yaw (R-23) that would expand the number of outlets permitted to sell spirits in Pennsylvania.   The legislation, SB 548, would increase the number of...

North Carolina Takes Step Toward Greater Consumer Spirits Shopping Convenience

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The legislation, HB 91, would allow local ABC boards to set retail days and hours of operation as they so choose. It would also permit preplanned tasting events in ABC stores where adult consumers could...

Mississippi Invests in Spirits Warehouse Operations

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The Distilled Spirits Council today commended the Mississippi House and Senate for approving the Council-backed Mississippi appropriations bill, which includes a $4 million appropriation for a new Mississippi ABC warehouse. “We are pleased to have...

Virginia General Assembly Passes Progressive Legislation to Support State’s Burgeoning Distilled Spirits Industry

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2019 signals a new chapter in the commonwealth’s support for Virginia’s distilled spirits industry after several key pieces of legislation passed this year’s General Assembly Session and are set to go into effect July...

New Advisory Committee Will Address Alcohol, Drug Use at Colleges and Universities in Virginia

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Troubling and, in many cases, dire consequences of alcohol and other drug use among students at Virginia’s colleges and universities compelled the commonwealth’s Commission on Youth to team up with the Virginia Alcoholic Beverage...

Virginia Legalizes Statewide Alcohol Sales

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Virginia Governor Ralph Northam today signed into law SB 1110, which makes the entire state “wet” and allows localities to opt-out of alcohol sales, according to the Distilled Spirits Council. The new law applies to...

VABC Accepting Grant Applications

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In an effort to reduce underage and high-risk drinking, the Virginia Alcoholic Beverage Control Authority (ABC) is now accepting grant applications for the 2019-2020 Alcohol Education and Prevention Grant program. This is the sixth year...

IABD Launches App to Help Verify Customer’s Age

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The Iowa Alcoholic Beverages Division (ABD) announced today it has released a mobile application to help retailers determine the age of customers attempting to purchase alcohol, tobacco, alternative nicotine, and vapor products. “This app is...

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