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Vintage activities at Richon-le-Zion, Aug. 1939. Row of large wine barrels being filled with new wine (fermentation rooms)

Internet Resources

These Internet links donít constitute a full and complete list of all groups, publishers, associations involved in the liquor industry.

Alcohol Beverage Industry Supply Chain Council (ABISCC) External Link

Alcohol Beverage Industry Supply Chain Council was formerly the Alcohol Beverage Industry Electronic Commerce Council (ABI EC). It is a voluntary, non-profit organization formed in 1990 to provide a forum for alcohol beverage industry members to work together to improve supply chain efficiencies and drive data accuracy through the use of electronic commerce, established industry standards and best practices.
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Issue 23: Spring 2015

Alcoholic Beverage Industry: Historical Resources at the Library of Congress

Table of Contents

General Resources
Distilled Spirits
Beers, Ales, etc.
Temperance Movement & Prohibition
Print Indexes
Internet Resources
LC Catalog Searches

Image (left): Vintage activities at Richon-le-Zion, Aug. 1939. Row of large wine barrels being filled with new wine (fermentation rooms)
American Colony (Jerusalem). Photo Dept. 1939 Aug.
Repository: Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division

Alcohol, Temperance, & Prohibition (Brown University) External Link

This is an online exhibit and includes materials from the Alcoholism and Addiction Studies Collection, as well as from various collections in the Brown University Library which covers broadsides, sheet music, pamphlets and government publications. There are digitized pamphlets that were published by various groups leading up to prohibition, during the prohibition era, and ending with the 21st amendment in 1933.

Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (Department of the Treasury)
Beer Industry
Distilled Spirits Industry
Wine Industry

The Treasury Department has a primary responsibility in the tax and regulation of alcoholic beverages at the federal level and much of the information is regarding permits and taxes.

American Association of Wine Economists (AAWE) External Link

The association is dedicated to communicating and encouraging economic research and analyses and exchanging ideas in wine economics.

Bar Business Magazine External Link

The magazine's audience is owners and operators of bars and other related establishments.

Beer Business Daily External Link

This is a web publication with a focus on the United States commercial beer industry.

Beer Insights External Link

This is an industry research web site so not all content is free.

Beer Institute External Link

The Institute represents the multi-billion dollar beer industry though more than 2,800 breweries. Their Resource Center includes Beer Serves America, a biannual economic impact study commissioned by the Beer Institute and National Beer Wholesalers Association. Also included are State Data at a Glance, Congressional District Data, Economic Ripple Effect, Beer Excise Tax Payments, etc. There is also a nice history of beer and the beer industry and a link to the State Beer Excise Tax Rates from the Federation of Tax Administrators.

Beverage Information Group External Link

This is the longtime publisher of research and publications in the liquor industry including: Beverage Dynamics, Cheers, Stateways, Advance, Beer, Cheers On-Premise, Fact Book, Liquor, Wine, and Wine and Spirits Industry Marketing. They also have online version of: Fact Book Database, Wine and Spirits Industry Marketing Database, Wine and Spirits Industry Marketing Handbook plus Database. Handbooks, reports and other products can be purchased at their online store.External Link

Beverage Media Group External Link

Beverage Media Group is the service provider to The Beverage Network Publications. Many of the network publications are journals and industry reports by state. Their online presence connects licensees to local distributor brand and price information online throughout the U.S. Their BevSites External Link division hosts approximately 200 e-commerce websites for retailers, specifically designed to sell to consumers.

Brewers Association External Link

The association represents brewers and breweries. Also has an interest and had developed External Link for craft beer enthusiasts that provides information on beer styles and breweries and online courses on beer for those interested in gaining more knowledge.

Distilled Spirits Council External Link

This is the national trade association representing the leading producers and marketers of distilled spirits in the United States. It includes monthly Alcohol Import and Export Reports (Beer & Wine and Distilled Spirits), sales volume, Supplier Price Index, discussion on taxes, regulation, news, and a lot of discussion on the history of the industry. For many years they published a title on consumption statistics in the United States titled Apparent Consumption of Distilled Spirits and year coverage in the Library catalog includes: 1934-1968, 1968-1973, 1968-1976, 1968-1977, 1970-1980, 1975-1979.

M. Shanken Communications External Link

M. Shanken Communications, Inc., publishes Impact Newsletter/Impact Databank, Wine Spectator, Whisky Advocate, etc.

Master Brewers Association of Americas External Link

This is the professional, scientific organization for brewing malt beverages and related industries.

Modern Brewery Age External Link

This is a web page for the print publication. Not all of the content is free.

National Archives
Records of the Department of the Treasury (Record Group 56)
Bureau of Prohibition

The Bureau of Prohibition was responsible for tracking bootleggers and organized crime leaders. They focused primarily on interstate and international cases and those cases where local law enforcement official would not or could not act. This is for the Seattle office which apparently operated in Idaho, Oregon, Montana, Washington and Wyoming.

National Archives

National Beer Wholesalers Association External Link

The association was founded in 1938 and represents the interests of over 3,000 licensed, independent beer distributors. The Industry & Tech section includes information on the economic impact of beer distributors, beer franchise laws, beer industry fact sheet, KPMG tax study, etc.

State Associations External Link

This is a link that will provide contact information and links to various state and regional wine associations in the United States.

Temperance & Prohibition (Ohio State University) External Link

This is an online exhibit and includes cartoons and transcribed documents and speeches. Some information is related to the experience of Ohio.

Wine America / National Association of American Wineries External Link

WineAmerica was founded in 1978 as the Association of American Vintners, a trade association of wineries with membership based in the eastern U.S. By 1991 it merged with the National Vintners Association and formed American Vintners Association and in 2003 was renamed WineAmerica.

Wine and Spirits Wholesalers of America External Link

Founded in 1943, WSWA has over 350 member companies in 50 states and the District of Columbia, and its members distribute more than 80 percent of all wines and spirits sold at wholesale in the United States. Since 2011 the association has sponsored the U.S. Drinks Conference. External Link

Wine Institute External Link

Wine Institute is the voice for California wine representing more than 1,000 wineries and affiliated businesses. There is data/information specific to the California wine industry.

World Health Organization - Global Information System on Alcohol and Health (GISAH) External Link

This is an essential tool for assessing and monitoring the health situation and trends related to alcohol consumption, alcohol-related harm, and policy responses in countries. They produce annually the title “Global Status Report on Alcohol and Health” as well as other reports. They also have a database with related data – see the “ Indicator Code Book: Global Information System on Alcohol and HealthExternal Link [PDF format: 305 KB/122 pp.] to see the specific elements but they general fall within these groups: Levels of Consumption (includes some projections); Patterns of Consumption (abstainers, heavy drinkers, etc.); Harms and Consequences; Economic Aspects (revenue, costs); Alcohol Control Policies; Prevention, Research, Treatment; Youth and alcohol. Some data that WHO uses comes from the UN's Food and Agricultural Organization database.External Link

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