NORWALK, Conn., Oct. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- The distribution, sale and consumption of beverage alcohol is highly regulated by both the state and federal governments. Did you know that Iowa mandates ignition interlock devices for drunk drivers? Did you know that alcohol is prohibited to be sold in Kentucky on Election Day? Did you know that happy hour is prohibited in Illinois bars and restaurants? Help stay current with the changes in the laws concerning marketing and merchandising beverage alcohol with the 2010 edition of the Beverage Information Group's Fact Book. The Fact Book has helped users navigate the maze of beverage alcohol rules and regulations for more than 15 years. Beverage alcohol marketers and retailers can also subscribe to the online version to access the latest changes with the click of a mouse.
Some of the topics covered in the Fact Book 2010 include distilled spirits, beer and wine consumption by state; merchandising and advertising guidelines; on-premise and off-premise licensees by category; product-tasting guidelines by state; blood alcohol laws including ignition interlock laws; state excise tax rates, wholesaler and retailer license fees; and what is allowed to be sold where. The Web subscription, which tracks changes in all states' rules, regulations and laws as they happen, allows users to search by state and includes highly detailed retail sales regulations and interstate shipment information for all states.
"The laws regulating the sale and marketing of beverage alcohol change frequently, and there is always pending legislation," says Eric Schmidt, Manager of Information Services for the Norwalk, Conn.-based Beverage Information Group. "Keeping up with the changes in every state can be a daunting task. The Fact Book puts all of that information at your fingertips in an easy-to-use format."
The cost of the Fact Book 2010 is $495 for handbook only; annual Web subscription is $875. Shipping and handling is $10 for U.S. orders, $20 for non-U.S. orders. The Fact Book 2010 and Web subscription can both be purchased at www.beveragehandbooks.com or by calling Cynthia Porter at (630) 762-8709.
SOURCE The Beverage Information Group