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2008-07-31 21:00:28

By Martha Stoddard, Omaha World-Herald, Neb. Jul. 31--LINCOLN -- Other states are watching what the Nebraska Liquor Control Commission decides about taxing and regulating flavored malt beverages, a national alcohol policy consultant said today. 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. But Marc Sorini, with the Flavored Malt...

2008-06-18 06:00:21

By Martin Flanagan SPIRITS giant Diageo, Scotland's biggest whisky producer, has launched an American legal action against a regulatory ruling that has raised the taxes on its flavoured beer products by 1,600 per cent. Diageo-Guinness USA has taken the case to the California Superior Court in Sacramento County in a joint action with the Flavored Malt Beverage Coalition, a Diageo spokesman confirmed yesterday. Gary Galanis, Diageo-Guinness USA's vice-president for corporate...

2008-06-16 18:00:25

NORWALK, Conn., June 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Diageo-Guinness USA, a division of Diageo, the worlds leading spirits, wine and beer company, and the Flavored Malt Beverage Coalition filed suit yesterday against California's Board of Equalization (BOE) challenging regulations that will reclassify flavored beer -- which is malt based -- as a distilled spirit, increasing the taxes on these products by more than 1600 percent. The complaint seeks to invalidate the BOE regulations as illegal on a...

2007-04-19 09:00:26

NORWALK, Conn., April 19 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- With the hot summer months approaching, Diageo North America today announced exciting product news from its fast-growing and industry-leading Progressive Adult Beverages (PAB) category. These flavored malt beverages are arriving just in time for this key selling period, with the popular Smirnoff Raw Tea brand launching nationwide -- including a new Green Tea flavor -- as well as new offerings being added to the Smirnoff Ice and Captain...

2007-03-15 09:00:53

NORWALK, Conn., March 15 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Diageo, the world's leading spirits, wine and beer company, is proud to announce that it has won a total of nine Hot Brand awards from leading industry analyst Impact Databank. Diageo is the only company to be recognized for its brand performance across three categories, with five spirits brands, two wine brands, and two of its beer brands receiving the Hot Brand designation. Diageo Brands recognized as Impact Hot Brands for 2006 are:...

2006-02-03 11:05:00

By Christian Lowe MOSCOW -- Russians could suffer a shortage of their national tipple next week because a bureaucratic mix-up has brought every vodka distillery in the country to a halt, producers said on Friday. Distillers have been waiting since January 1 for tax authorities to send them new excise stamps -- the anti-counterfeit stickers that by law must be attached to every bottle of vodka. "We are selling vodka left over from last year but those stocks are getting smaller all the...

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