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Complementary Websites

Note: The Department of Liquor Control hopes you enjoy these websites, but cannot take responsibility for content or errors
Product Information Sites- A collection of complementary websites for those interested in wine, spirits and beer

Trade Association Sites- Websites of those associations and groups that cover different aspects of beverage alcohol 

Health, Prevention and Responsible Use Sites- A collection of sites that offer information on responsible service and substance abuse prevention

Enforcement Sites- Links to different bodies that enforce the laws relating to beverage alcohol.

Product Information Sites

African American Wine Tasting Society- A non-profit organization focusing on improving and enhancing consumers' experiences with wine
American Society for Enology and Viticulture - A non-profit, scientific society dedicated to the interests of enologists, viticulturists and others in the fields of wine and grape research and production throughout the world 
American Viticulture and Enology Research Network - A network to enhance the health and international competitiveness of American wine and grape producers via a national research network
Bordeaux - The official site of Bordeaux
Cellarnotes.Net - Information on enjoying wine including a Vintage Chart  
Daily Drinks - Includes mixed drinks recipes (alcohol and non-alcohol)
Drink Boy - A site with numerous cocktail recipes
Epicurious - Improve your taste for wine-step by step

Food and Wine - A guide to matching wine and food
How Alcohol Works - Explains what alcohol is and how it affects the body
Into Wine - A wonderful wine education site
Le Champagne - Site Officiel des Vin de Champagne
Learn About Wine - Consider the views of one wine educator 
Meritage Association - The official site of this relatively new wine category
Molecular Expressions- A site that shows how different cocktails appear under a microscope 
Rhone Rangers - A site to advance the knowledge of the Rhone grape grown in America
Slow Food Guide to Wines of the World - Conceived, directed, and produced by the International Slow Food Movement

Vintage Charts - A link to Wine Spectator’s on-line Vintage Wine Charts
Wine Enthusiast - A company that brings wine service products to a broad market and provides consumer access to wine preservation, wine storage, and electronic commerce
Wine Spectator - A magazine dedicated to advancing wine knowledge

Wine Press Northwest - Focuses on Washington, Oregon, Idaho and British Columbia Wines.  Listings, news and competition results!
WinePros - Your regular wine newsletter-Free!
Women for Winesense - Committed to ensuring that all women and men worldwide have unbiased information about the cultural heritage, social and health effect of moderate wine consumption
ZAP - The Zinfandel Advocates and Producers site  

Trade Associations Sites

Beer Institute - The national association to represent the beer industry to Congress, state legislatures, and public forums

Distilled Spirits Council of the US - The national trade association representing producers and marketers of distilled spirits

National Alcoholic Beverages Association - The national trade association of US control jurisdictions
National Beer Wholesalers Association- The national trade association for beer wholesalers
National Trade Association- The association of Bar and Lounge Establishments (TABLE)

Restaurant Association of Maryland -  The state association for promoting, protecting, and improving the food service industry

Wine and Spirits Wholesalers of America, Inc. - The national trade association of wine and spirits wholesalers


Health, Prevention and Responsible Use Sites 

AIM (Alcohol in Moderation) - University of Alabama Birmingham's online digest of articles on alcohol and health
Century Council - Funded by distillers, the Century Council develops and implements innovative programs and public awareness campaigns and promotes action through strategic partnerships. An independent Advisory Board of distinguished leaders in business, government, education, medicine, and other relevant disciplines assists The Council is continually developing innovative, effective ideas.
Automobile Safety - Don't Drink and Drive! - A welcome addition to our website that was suggested by Danielle, a student in Ms. Cooper's health class in Colorado 
Boaters Against Drunk Driving (BADD)
How Alcohol Works - Explains what alcohol is and how it affects the body
Montgomery County, MD Health and Human Services - A division of Montgomery County, MD, Department of Health and Human Services
Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD)

Students Against Drunk Driving (SADD)

What You Need to Know about Alcohol and Substance Abuse -
Get information on abuse and treatment. This site contains information for all ages. 

Enforcement Sites

Montgomery County, MD, Police - This link takes you directly to the Montgomery County, MD police website.

US Department of Justice, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives
A law enforcement organization within the United States Department of Justice with unique responsibilities dedicated to reducing violent crime and protecting the public


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