Tavern Month

Beer, Wine & Spirits Retailers Celebrate Tavern Month This May

Raise a glass and toast America’s bars and the people who make them great BETHESDA, MD – April 30, 2015 – This May, America’s Beer, Wine and Spirits Retailers are encouraging their colleagues and customers to raise a glass in celebration of Tavern Month. Established in 1953, Tavern Month is supported by American Beverage Licensees […]

Beverage Alcohol Retailers Applaud Passage of Death Tax Repeal Act

Bipartisan bill passes House 240-179; ABL urges action on Senate Legislation April 16, 2015 – Bethesda, MD – America’s beer, wine and spirits retailers applauded the passage today of the Death Tax Repeal Act of 2015 (H.R. 1105) by the U.S. House of Representatives. The bill, which was introduced by Representative Kevin Brady (R-TX) in […]

Century Council to Change Name & Web Address

From Ralph Blackman, President & CEO, The Century Council: I have some exciting news to share! I wanted you to be one of the first to know that The Century Council will become the Foundation for Advancing Alcohol Responsibility (FAAR) on Wednesday, April 2, 2014, aligned with the start of Alcohol Awareness Month. Over the […]

8th Circuit Court of Appeals decision in Southern Wine and Spirits case

The 8th Circuit Court of Appeals upheld the wholesaler residency requirement in Missouri.  This opinion reads Granholm as affirming a State’s 21st Amendment authority to require residency, and affirms that the 21st Amendment gives States great authority to structure their distribution systems where a State is not discriminating against an out of state product or […]

Crown Imports and The V Foundation “Team Up To Find A Cure”

Jim Sabia, chief marketing officer for Crown Imports, James Ryan, executive vice president of corporate affairs for Crown Imports, and (R-L) Bruce Jacobson, executive vice president of national sales for Crown Imports, present Larry Lane, vice president of corporate and market development for The V Foundation for Cancer Research, with a $600,000 check as part […]

Statements on NTSB Recommendation to Lower the BAC to .05

Statements American Beverage Institute Washington, D.C.—Today the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) officially recommended that policymakers lower the legal threshold for drunk driving from 0.08 percent blood alcohol concentration (BAC) to 0.05 percent as part of its “Safety Report on Eliminating Impaired Driving.” The American Beverage Institute (ABI), a restaurant trade association with over 8,000 […]

New York State Liquor Store Association Selects Statewide Leadership for 2013

Albany– The New York State Liquor Store Association has elected its Leadership Team for the 2013 Membership Year.  The following individuals were elected to serve: Thomas Edwards, Owner of Fox and Hound Wine & Spirits in New Paltz, was elected President. Steve Carpenter, Owner of the Liquor & Wine Warehouse in Plattsburgh, was elected Vice […]

Project RAD: Responsible Drinking Advocates Emphasize New “Lifeline Law”

INDIANAPOLIS –Central Indiana advocates for responsible drinking are emphasizing Indiana’s new Lifeline Law as the holiday season is set to begin. Ray Cox, owner of Elite Beverages and member of the Indiana Association of Beverage Retailers (IABR), and Natalie Roberts, Senior Vice President of Monarch Beverage, joined with State Senator Jim Merritt and Attorney General […]

Center for Alcohol Policy: Alcohol Regulation Policy National Survey

The Center for Alcohol Policy (CAP) has released national survey results regarding alcohol regulation. “Americans overwhelmingly agree that alcohol is a unique product that is not like other consumer goods, which is why they believe it needs to be treated differently,” said Patrick Lynch, former Rhode Island Attorney General, former president of the National Association […]