Alcohol Policy


, The Center Square
West Virginia mulls an ill-advised alcohol tax increase
C. Jarrett Dieterle

It’s no secret that West Virginia’s economy, like in many states, was hit hard by the COVID-19 global pandemic. Hit hardest of all were leisure and hospitality businesses such as restaurants and…

, VirginiaLiving
Age Gates & Other Liquor Laws
C. Jarrett Dieterle

From VirginiaLiving:

But there are plenty of other wacky alcohol laws. Richmond’s C. Jarrett Dieterle, the nation’s leading alcohol policy expert, among other titles, recently published Give…

, The Hill
Alcohol industry seeks to lock in pandemic gains
C. Jarrett Dieterle

From The Hill:

“We still have a lot of rules in place preventing access to alcohol in different ways. In some states you can’t get alcohol in grocery stores, or in some states you can’t get…

Connecticut joins the looming alcohol fight
C. Jarrett Dieterle

Connecticut has long been known as the Nutmeg State, which is why it is somewhat ironic that the state legislature is now debating whether grocery stores should also be able to sell booze next to…

, Hot Air
Why Is This State Trying To Ban Wine Deliveries?
Shoshana Weissmann

From Hot Air:

Shoshana Weissmann tweeted the appropriate response to this proposal.

, Santa Fe New Mexican
State can modernize alcohol delivery
C. Jarrett Dieterle

Former Gov. Susana Martinez became famous for touting that New Mexico was open for business. It may have taken a global pandemic to prove her right as state lawmakers are currently considering…

, Build for Tomorrow
Podcast: The Surprising Importance of To-Go Cocktail‪s‬
C. Jarrett Dieterle

From Build for Tomorrow:

You can learn a lot from a simple margarita… because when you take one home from a restaurant in America, you’re participating in a change that was hundreds of…

Alabama alcohol law: Time for home delivery
C. Jarrett Dieterle

The American South has been heralded as a hub for job growth and business creation in recent decades. The region’s dedication to creating the right tax and regulatory environment for businesses to…

, Governing
A Chance to Liberate Booze Delivery — if Government Allows It
C. Jarrett Dieterle

It is a story almost as old as America itself: technology advancing faster than government can keep up. Everything from the invention of rail travel to the development of drones has challenged…

In SUPPORT of HB 449, “Sale of Frozen or Mixed Alcoholic Beverages for Off-premises Consumption”
C. Jarrett Dieterle

Representative Overdorf:

Thank you for considering this testimony. The R Street Institute is a nonprofit, nonpartisan public policy research organization. Our mission is to engage in policy…