WSD briefs:

VIRGINIA EXPANDS SUNDAY SALES. Legislation expanding Sunday spirits sales to cities with populations of 100,000 or more passed the Virginia Senate today-a move the Distilled Spirits Council (DISCUS) hailed as a “significant victory” for both consumers and the State Treasury.

PENN. HEARING ON PRIVATIZING LIQUOR STORES. Pennsylvania legislators reportedly plan to hold a public hearing this summer about privatizing retail liquor sales after Sen. Rob Wonderling introduced the bill last week. The senator wants the proceeds set aside to meet the state’s Medicare obligations. The hearing would be held jointly by the House Liquor Control Committee and the Senate Law and Justice Committee. To read our coverage last week, click here.

KINDRED SPIRITS, based in Miami, announced today the acquisition of two new brands, Heering Cherry and Xante liqueur. Both brands will join the enterprising and premium Kindred Spirits, Inc. portfolio.

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