Category Archives: Alcohol Policy

25 Representatives Call for Reversal of Havana Club License

Twenty-five members of Congress signed a letter calling for a reversal of the Obama Administration’s “unprecedented decision to grant a license to allow Cubaexport, an entity wholly owned by the Cuban government, to renew an expired trademark for Havana Club … Continue reading

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Cheers! Prohibition Was Repealed 83 Years Ago Today

Raise a glass and cheer.  Repeal of Prohibition occurred Dec. 5, 1933, when Ohio, Pennsylvania and Utah voted to repeal the 18th Amendment to the Constitution, which had imposed Prohibition upon the land. Repeal had become a central plank of … Continue reading

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Johnnie Walker to Be 1st Global Brand to Have Alcohol Content Labels

Diageo announced in London that Johnnie Walker will be the first global brand to provide per serving alcohol content and nutritional information on pack. The move follows approval by Alcohol & Tobacco Tax & Trade Bureau of labels in the … Continue reading

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Diageo to Use Virtual Reality in Bid to Curb Drunk Driving

Diageo North America said it plans to roll out a first-of-its-kind immersive virtual reality (VR) technology that will allow consumers of legal drinking age to experience the many pitfalls associated with irresponsible drinking. The program is being spearheaded by Diageo’s … Continue reading

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Texas Business Assn. Sues ABC, Seeks Fair Application of Tied-House

Citing recent examples of Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission (TABC) withholding permits from a convenience store in South Texas and a Texas-based food and beverage distribution company, Texas Association of Business and McLane, a Berkshire Hathaway subsidiary, sued Texas Alcoholic Beverage … Continue reading

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Indiana Craft Distillers to Sell Carryout 7 Days a Week

Come Friday, July 1, Indiana’s craft distillers will be able to settle their products to take home on Sunday. That’s a big deal.  It puts the state’s handful of craft distillers on an even playing field with craft brewers and … Continue reading

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