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Daily Archive: May 16, 2013

Proposal To Reduce Legal Driving Limit To 0.05% BAC Attracts Wide-Ranging Opposition

The National Transportation Safety Board’s proposal for the legal limit for a driver’s blood-alcohol content to be reduced to 0.05% has attracted a torrent of criticism—both from likely and unlikely sources. Continue reading →

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Sheraton Extends Specialty Wine Program Globally After Successful First Year

Following successful test marketing, Sheraton Hotels & Resorts has rolled out its signature premium wine program, Sheraton Social Hour, to 430 of its hotels worldwide. Continue reading →

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Pennsylvania Senate Narrows Privatization Focus

Pennsylvania governor Tom Corbett’s push for total privatization of the state’s wine and spirits retail monopoly appears to be on ice, with state senators suggesting they could support some loosening of alcohol retail restrictions but not a mandatory sell-off of the state’s retail and wholesale infrastructure. Continue reading →

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News Briefs for May 16, 2013

•South Africa’s wine crop has hit a record high, with the 2013 harvest estimated to total roughly 1.5 million tons, according to the South African Wine Industry Information and Systems (SAWIS) trade organization. Continue reading →

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Craft Brewing And Distilling News for May 16, 2013

•Pawtucket, Rhode Island-based Foolproof Brewing Co. will expand into Massachusetts through a partnership with the Massachusetts Beverage Alliance (MBA). Continue reading →

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