Tag Archives: Distilled Spirits Council of the United States

• Consumers Trading-Up to High-End Liquor

Consumers are starting to trade-up to pricier vodkas, whiskeys and other spirits, pushing up revenue for the liquor industry and possibly providing the industry with greater pricing power. In its annual briefing on industry trends, the Distilled Spirits Council of the United States—or Discus—trade group said supplier volumes last year rose 2 percent to 190 […]

• U.S. spirits market recovers slightly in 2010

US spirits volume up 2 pct in ’10; revenue up 2.3 pct * Super-premium drinks up 10.9 pct from a weak 2009 U.S. consumers started drinking more higher-end spirits last year, leading the industry to see signs of a fragile recovery. Liquor companies sold 190.7 million nine-liter cases in the United States in 2010, according […]

• As of Jan. 1st, California’s New “Instructional Tasting License” Law

As of Jan. 1st, California’s New “Instructional Tasting License” Law

On January 1, 2011, holders of “off-sale” retail alcohol licenses (e.g. Type 20 and Type 21  holders, such as, supermarkets, large liquor stores, warehouse stores, etc.) can now apply for an “instructional tasting license,” which will allow samples of wine, beer and distilled spirits to be served by producers, wholesalers, importers and agents in the […]

• Dream about being a craft distiller? Reigister for ADI's Craft Distilling Conference

Dream about being a craft distiller? Reigister for ADI's Craft Distilling Conference

FOCUS on APPLE BRANDY Brandies, Grappa, Fortified Wines & Cognac The Benson Hotel, Portland, Oregon April 4-8, 2011

Be Jolly. Drink Responsibly. You Know The Drill.

Be Jolly. Drink Responsibly. You Know The Drill.

With the holiday season upon us, the Distilled Spirits Council encourages adult consumers to make responsible decisions to ensure safe and happy celebrations. The council offers the following tips and recipes for hosting responsible cocktail parties and a free brochure of tips can be viewed or ordered at distilledspirits.org. — Designate a bartender who can […]

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• As Blue Laws Go Down, Sunday Alcohol Sales Rise in U.S.

As Blue Laws Go Down, Sunday Alcohol Sales Rise in U.S.

It’s getting easier to find a little hair of the dog on Sundays. More states and communities are allowing Sunday liquor and alcohol sales or moving sales start times to as early as 6 a.m. Since 2002, 14 states have joined the list of states allowing Sunday sales of distilled spirits, bringing the total to […]

• DISCUS trashes Marin Institute push against Control State privatisation

DISCUS trashes Marin Institute push against Control State privatisation

The Distilled Spirits Council of the US (DISCUS) has dismissed a claim made by the Marin Institute that proposals to privatise alcohol retailing systems in Control States represent “Big Alcohol’s (attempts) to increase profit margins by ripping off public revenues”. The alcohol industry watchdog has this week released a report entitled ‘Control State Politics: Big […]