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GETTING TOUGH in NEW HAMPSHIRE

WITH ITS LARGE ultra-discount state liquor stores, New Hampshire draws shoppers in from near and far. But if you’re underage, buying in the Live Free or Die state is anything but a breeze. A national law enforcement group says the Bureau of Enforcement in the New Hampshire Liquor Commission is...
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INTERLOCKS: COMING SOON to a CAR NEAR YOU

LOVE THEM OR HATE THEM, it appears that ignition interlocks – the breathalyzer devices that get linked to a car’s ignition and won’t start if the driver is intoxicated – are here to stay. Jumping on the interlock bandwagon, several car manufacturers are working on their own versions of the...
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GETTING TOUGH in TENNESSEE

ATTENTION SENIOR CITIZENS if you’re buying beer in Tennessee don’t forget your ID – you can’t buy without it. Tennessee recently became the first state in the nation to require universal carding, without exception, of anyone who buys beer for off-premises consumption. The Tennessee Responsible Vendor Act, designed to curb...
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CAMPARI GOES X-RATED

DAVIDE CAMPARI SPA ANNOUNCED in July that it bought the X-Rated stable of US high-end spirits brands for 29 million euros (approximately $4O million US), expanding its presence in the lucrative premium segment of the alcohol market. In a statement, Milan-based Campari said the X-Rated brands have grown rapidly since...
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For the COCKTAIL CONNOISEUR

FROM CRAFT SPIRITS to gourmet infusions to organic fruit garnishes, today’s cocktails have gone upscale, to say the least. So why spoil that lovely drink with ice made from tap water? Ice Rocks, produced by the Water Bank of America, are pre-packaged spring water ice cubes that could provide the...
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WELCOME to BEVERAGE!

J. POLEP DISTRIBUTION SERVICES, a fifth generation distribution company, has a new alcohol beverage distribution division. Based in Chicopee, the company now carries a variety of prepared cocktails and gelatin shots as well as wines from Argentina, Australia, New Zealand, Spain, Germany, and Italy, with plans for beer and a...
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