Tag: alcoholic beverages
A man holds a sign as community members walk around Vander Veer Park during a march following the Supreme Court decision to overturn Roe v. Wade, June 26, 2022, in Davenport, Iowa. Democrats and their aligned groups raised more than $80 million in the week after the Supreme Court stripped away a woman’s constitutional right to have an abortion. The flood of cash offers one of the first tangible signs of how the ruling may energize voters. (Nikos Frazier/Quad City Times via AP)

Peter SchorschJuly 18, 2018
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Ballard Partners’ Washington, D.C. operation added another three clients over the past week. The first was Singani 63, a New York-based beverage company that is trying to popularize a type of liquor made from white grapes that’s rather unfamiliar outside of the Bolivian high valleys. The company, backed by Academy Award winning film director Steven […]

Jim RosicaFebruary 28, 2018
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A raft of House bills related to alcoholic beverages, including one dealing with booze-delivery apps, were discussed Wednesday and set up for votes. Among them, one (HB 667) would expressly allow Floridians to use a smartphone app to order alcoholic beverages for home delivery. It’s supported by Uber, among others. Delivery through apps such as Drizly and Shipt is […]

Jim RosicaJanuary 31, 2018
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A trio of alcoholic beverage-related bills moved through a House panel Tuesday: — Beer advertisements in theme parks would be allowed under a bill approved by the Careers and Competition Subcommittee. That measure (HB 669) was approved 13-2, with chair Halsey Beshears, a Monticello Republican, and Rep. Larry Ahern, a Seminole Republican, casting ‘no’ votes. […]

Jim RosicaDecember 29, 2017
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State regulators this week rejected a request to install high-tech beer and wine vending machines in South Florida, a proposal opposed by lawmakers and industry groups. A Miami-Dade company had sought an OK from the Division of Alcoholic Beverages and Tobacco (ABT) to offer what it calls “self-checkout micro marts” with wine and beer. The day after Christmas, however, ABT director […]

Jim RosicaOctober 30, 2017
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Beer distributors and independent liquor stores are lining up to oppose a proposal for high-tech beer and wine vending machines in South Florida. The Beer Industry of Florida, the Florida Beer Wholesalers Association, and the Florida Independent Spirits Association filed separate motions to intervene in the case last Thursday. A newly-formed Miami-Dade company is seeking an OK from the state’s Division of […]

Jim RosicaOctober 9, 2017
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A newly-formed Miami-Dade company is seeking an OK from state regulators to install what it calls “self-checkout micro marts” with beer and wine. Or, as one regulated industries lobbyist privately put it, “Hey, booze from vending machines? What could go wrong?” Nothing, the company suggests. La Galere Markets of Coral Gables, which filed articles of […]

Scott PowersMay 9, 2017
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That morning mimosa or bloody Mary, or that pitcher of beer to help get through the 8 a.m. Orlando-time match between Chelsea and Manchester United is not going to be a problem any more in Orange County restaurants. The Orange County Commission unanimously voted to roll back the hours to 7 a.m. for the sale […]


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