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 […]

Judge finalizes order letting grocers sell liquor and wine; appeal expected

Via Lexington Herald-Leader: By John Cheves — jcheves@herald-leader.com A federal judge issued his final order Tuesday in a case allowing Kentucky grocery stores to sell wine and liquor. But don’t rush to the store for happy hour just yet. U.S. District Judge John Heyburn II in Louisville said he’ll give the parties in the case until […]

Judge overturns Kentucky’s ban on sales of liquor, wine at grocery stores

From the Lexington Herald-Reader: A federal judge ruled Tuesday that a Kentucky law prohibiting grocery and convenience stores from selling wine and distilled spirits is unconstitutional. U.S. District Judge John G. Heyburn II of Louisville said the state law “violates the U.S. Constitution’s Equal Protection Clause in that it prohibits certain grocery stores, gas stations […]