North Carolina Passes Law Allowing Distilleries to Sell Spirits on Sundays

Beginning Oct. 3, North Carolina consumers will be able to purchase distilled spirits at distilleries on Sundays under a historic new law signed by Governor Roy Cooper late last week. The legislation, HB 890, will provide much-needed revenue to the state’s distillers as well as … Continue readingNorth Carolina Passes Law Allowing Distilleries to Sell Spirits on Sundays

Paylor, Lawrence to be Inducted Into Dame Hall of Fame

Tales of the Cocktail Foundation (TOTCF) and Ladies United for the Preservation of Endangered Cocktails (LUPEC) announced two of the 2021 Dame Hall of Fame inductees: Lauren Paylor of Silver Lyan and Focus on Health, and Sandrae Lawrence of The Cocktail Lovers. Established in 2012 … Continue readingPaylor, Lawrence to be Inducted Into Dame Hall of Fame

Brown-Forman Announces Updated Global Sustainability Goals

Brown-Forman Corporation announced updated Global Sustainability Goals, including advancing sustainability, reducing the company’s environmental footprint and increasing its positive impact on the community and environment. Brown-Forman’s Global Sustainability Goals broaden the company’s focus beyond owned-business operations to include its supply chain, where the majority of … Continue readingBrown-Forman Announces Updated Global Sustainability Goals

Michigan Craft Beverage Council Accepting Research Grant Proposals

The Michigan Craft Beverage Council (MCBC) announced it is accepting 2022 research grant proposals with a maximum grant award of $40,000.  While any research topic will be accepted, the Council has identified the following funding priorities: climate change impacts affecting Michigan’s craft beverage agricultural supply … Continue readingMichigan Craft Beverage Council Accepting Research Grant Proposals

California Legislature Votes to Make Cocktails To Go Permanent Through 2026

The California Legislature passed SB 389, a bill to extend cocktails to-go until December 31, 2026, which would increase consumer convenience and support hospitality businesses devastated by COVID-19. The bill now heads Governor Gavin Newsom for signature. “The COVID-19 pandemic continues to devastate California’s hospitality … Continue readingCalifornia Legislature Votes to Make Cocktails To Go Permanent Through 2026

Crown Royal, NFL Team Up for Charity Program to Benefit Service Industry Workers, Others

Crown Royal, the first-ever whisky sponsor of the National Football League, will turn game days in 2021 into a giving day through its Kick Off with Crown Royal program. This past June, Crown Royal parent company Diageo announced it was entering into a multiyear sponsorship … Continue readingCrown Royal, NFL Team Up for Charity Program to Benefit Service Industry Workers, Others