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Interview: The WSWA’s Move To Back Legalized Cannabis

Last night, the Wine & Spirits Wholesalers of America (WSWA) officially came out in favor of legalized cannabis in states that pledge to regulate the category like beverage alcohol. Shanken News Daily met with Dawson Hobbs, the WSWA’s acting executive vice president for external affairs, to discuss the group’s new position on cannabis, and the role beverage alcohol wholesalers could play in the category looking ahead. Continue reading →

Posted in News on July 13, 2018

News Briefs for July 13, 2018

•Diageo has released Buchanan’s Select 15-Year-Old Blended Malt Scotch Whisky, a new permanent extension to the brand. Continue reading →

Posted in News on July 13, 2018

Craft Brewing and Distilling News for July 13, 2018

•Ann Arbor, Michigan-based Steel Bending Spirits—led by Grammy-winning musician and producer Neil Giraldo—has released Three Chord Bourbon. Continue reading →

Posted in News on July 13, 2018

News Alert: WSWA Says It Supports Legalized Cannabis If Regulated Like Alcohol

The Wine & Spirits Wholesalers of America (WSWA) trade group is mounting a new push to convince Congress to recognize the legality of cannabis in states that have approved it for recreational use—but only if states agree to regulate cannabis as they do alcohol. Continue reading →

Posted in News on July 13, 2018

Wine Spectator Announces New Tasting Lineup For California Wine

After 37 years, the dean of California wine tasting is ready for his next assignment. Continue reading →

Posted in News on July 12, 2018

Grey Goose’s Off Script Platform Features Dwayne Johnson Mulling White House Run

Grey Goose vodka’s digital series “Off Script” is entering the political sphere with an appearance by actor Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, launching today. Continue reading →

Posted in News on July 12, 2018

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