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2009-01-07 19:11:50

A Jack Daniel's collector said he has reached a deal with Tennessee liquor control authorities that will allow him to keep most of his 2,400-bottle collection. Raymond Fraley Jr., a lawyer for Randy Piper, said his client will forfeit several hundred of the least-valuable bottles from his collection to the Tennessee Alcoholic Beverage Commission, which will auction the whiskey, The (Nashville) Tennessean reported Wednesday. Piper's collection was seized in October 2007 after Alcoholic...

2008-12-12 07:00:00

WASHINGTON, Dec. 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Even as the Obama Administration sets its sights on stabilizing and strengthening the U.S. economy, a coalition of public interest groups today called on the transition team and incoming Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner to move quickly on another matter where action by the Treasury Department is needed and long overdue: requiring mandatory, basic serving facts disclosing alcohol content per serving and the definition of moderate, or...

2008-12-11 17:00:00

WASHINGTON, Dec. 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is a statement from Peter H. Cressy, president of the Distilled Spirits Council of the United States: The Distilled Spirits Council is pleased to see the continued long-term decline in underage drinking. The study's authors point out that these declines may reflect the greater decline in reported availability of alcohol by those under the legal drinking age. The research is clear that most youth who drink get their alcohol from...

2008-09-25 15:00:39

The Wine & Spirits Wholesalers of America (WSWA) hailed last night's resolution by the U.S. House of Representatives that formally recognizes the "We Don't Serve Teens" campaign. House Resolution 1042, co-sponsored by Reps. Mary Bono Mack (R-Calif.), Lucille Roybal-Allard (D-Calif.) and more than 100 other members of Congress, and championed by WSWA, lauds the industry's efforts in the fight against underage access to alcoholic beverages. The House resolution complements a similar...

2008-09-21 03:00:22

By Anonymous Wine and spirits sales are being driven by seemingly opposite demographics, baby boomers and consumers who have recently reached legal drinking age. They likewise are popular due to two seemingly divergent trends, health consciousness and the search for status. "Consumers continue to be interested in trading up in nearly every [spirits] category," Brian Morgan, senior research analyst for Euromonitor International, Chicago, told Beverage Industry earlier this year. "It's a...

2008-09-18 15:00:26

Drinks Americas Holdings, Ltd. (OTC BB: DKAM) (the "Company"), a leading owner, developer and marketer of premium beverages, today announced financial results for its fiscal first quarter 2009. In the first quarter of fiscal 2009, the Company achieved net sales of $1.1 million. The Company's Old Whiskey River Bourbon, Aguila Tequila and Damiana Liquor and international wine brands all continued to increase in sales versus last year. While shipments of Trump Vodka decreased in the quarter...

2008-08-01 18:00:25

By TASTE OF WINE MARK FISHER Beer has regained its momentum as the drink of choice among Americans, and its surge in popularity has come in part at the expense of wine, according to Gallup's annual Consumption Habits poll. When Gallup three weeks ago asked 1,016 Americans older than 18 (hmmm. Why not 21, I wonder?) what alcoholic beverage they mostoften drink, 42 percent preferred beer, 31 percent wine and 23 percent liquor. In recent years, wine had narrowed the...

2008-08-01 03:00:24

By Martha Stoddard, Omaha World-Herald, Neb. Aug. 1--LINCOLN -- Other states are watching what Nebraska decides about taxing and regulating flavored malt beverages, according to a national alcohol policy consultant. By deciding to treat the products as distilled spirits, Nebraska would add momentum to national efforts to keep the drinks out of the hands of minors, said James Mosher, the California-based consultant. "They're starter beverages," Mosher said Thursday. "It's a way to drink...

2008-07-12 06:00:25

Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/5c1e5b/china_alcohol_mark) has announced the addition of the "China Alcohol Market Report 2008" report to their offering. Imported alcohol consumption in China has entered the golden age, thanks to tariff adjustments and the increase of the country's per capita income. Alcohol import surged in 2004 and 2005 and remained at a high level during 2006 and 2007. China's middle-class and white collar population is growing...

2008-06-30 06:02:33

To: NATIONAL EDITORS Contact: Chris Waldrop of Consumer Federation of America, +1-202- 797-8551, cwaldrop@consumerfed.org; or Noa Rabinowitz, +1-202-974- 5012, rabinowitzn@ruderfinn.com, for Consumer Federation of America Review Underscores Need for Government Action to Mandate Standardized and Complete Alcohol Label WASHINGTON, June 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- While continuing to press the federal government to require standardized labeling information on all beer, wine and...