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Reality Check – Underage Drinking in America

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Source: Huff Post Stephen Gray Wallace, Contributor 04/16/2017   The parents of “John” waited to speak with me after my recent presentation at a private, independent school in New England. They appeared anxious, even scared, sharing their son’s response to admonishment over his alcohol use: “Everyone . really, everyone, does it!”   But in high…

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How Alcohol and Caffeine Built Civilization

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Source: PJ Media BY TYLER O’NEIL MARCH 14, 2017   Humans have long been addicted to alcohol and caffeine. But these two drugs – which kill those who overdose – have enabled the birth and flourishing of civilization.   Chelsea Follett, managing editor of HumanProgress.org, a project of the CATO Institute, explained exactly how “alcohol and…

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Membership Dues– Life’s blood of the association

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Thank you to the following companies and individuals who have renewed their memberships in the association to date: Earl Brandt, BB Beverage, Inc. in Myrtle Beach Ed Fishel, Belfair Wines and Spirits in Bluffton Bill Massalon, Bill’s Liquor Store Inc. in Beaufort Robin Egan, Egan’s Spirits on Daniel Island Laurann Walker, Empire Spirits in Greenville Joe Forsberg,Forsberg Wine and Spirits in Charleston…

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By | Member Update, Uncategorized

Here is the bill that passed in 2014 that allows liquor sales on election day. http://www.scstatehouse.gov/sess120_2013-2014/bills/3512.htm Sales of alcoholic liquor on Election Day allowed, Christmas Day prohibited SECTION    6.    A.        Section 61-6-4160 of the 1976 Code is amended to read: “Section 61-6-4160.    It is unlawful to sell alcoholic liquors…

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Keeping an Eye on CPI – HPC and Beverages

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Source: CITI 16 Sep 2016   Alcoholic Beverage Prices Were Up   The CPI for Alcoholic Beverages (Off-Premise) increased 0.7% this month, which is below last month’s 0.9% increase.   The CPI for Alcoholic Beverages (On-Premise) increased 1.8% this month, which is in line with last month.   The CPI for Beer (Off-Premise) was up…

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Consumer spending remains uneven

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  Source: NRA September 16, 2016   The August sales report is another indication that consumers continue to pick their spots carefully, despite the steady job growth and rising household income, according to the NRA’s chief economist Bruce Grindy.  His Economist’s Notebook commentary and analysis appears regularly on Restaurant.org and Restaurant TrendMapper.   Restaurants were one of…

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Margrit Biever Mondavi Dies at Age 91

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 Source: winebusiness.com September 2, 2016   Margrit Mondavi of Napa Valley, widow to Robert G. Mondavi and pioneer of the modern-day California wine industry bringing art and culture to the industry, died today. She was 91.   Margrit Biever Mondavi was Vice President of Cultural Affairs at Robert Mondavi Winery. A pioneering woman of the modern-day…

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