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Tag Archives: Law

• YAY! Craft Beer on Tap for California Farmers Markets

YAY! Craft Beer on Tap for California Farmers Markets

Tom McCormick, executive director of the California Craft Brewers Association (CCBA), issued the following statement today in response to Governor Jerry Brown signing Assembly Bill 774, authored by Assembly Member Marc Levine (D-San Rafael) and sponsored by the CCBA. “AB 774 is an exciting development for the craft beer industry in California. This bill allows […]

• Latin American Illegal Alcohol Market Valued at $2.4Billion

Latin American Illegal Alcohol Market Valued at $2.4Billion

According to the research, the illegal market accounted for 25.5% of the total market in terms of volume by litres of alcohol equivalent (LAE) and 14.1% in terms of value (illegal retail sales price or RSP).  On average, the retail prices of illegal products were 30.3% lower than their legal counterparts in 2012. In 2012, […]

• Legalized Pot Could Threaten The Alcohol Industry

Legalized Pot Could Threaten The Alcohol Industry

Will another option for the law abiding reduce alcohol consumption or just give rise to more intoxication? As the legalization of recreational marijuana gains momentum across the United States with public support at an all-time high, many advocates eagerly await to see what effect legalization will have on big alcohol.  Will it be forced to fight […]

• Beam Inc. suffers Skinnygirl class action blow

Beam Inc. suffers Skinnygirl class action blow

Beam Inc. has failed in a bid to strike out a federal class action alleging it misled consumers over the ‘all natural’ credentials of its Skinnygirl Margarita brand, which contains sodium benzoate.

• Hitler wine sales deemed legal in Austria

Hitler wine sales deemed legal in Austria

Officials say they have stopped investigating a man after finding no evidence that his sales of wine and schnapps with Adolf Hitler on the label were breaking a law against glorifying the Nazi era. State prosecution official Heinz Rusch says the investigation has ended because of lack of proof the man broke that law. The […]

• Wineries see gains since N.Y. shipping law

Wineries see gains since N.Y. shipping law

A 2005 law that allowed New York wineries to ship products directly to customers and permitted other states to send wine to the state has led to millions of dollars a year in tax revenues for New York. Before 2005, individual customers in New York could get shipments from in-state wineries, but not from their […]

• Medvedev classifies beer as alcohol for first time in Russia

Medvedev classifies beer as alcohol for first time in Russia

On Wednesday, President Dmitry Medvedev signed the law which puts beer in the category of spirits and introduces large-scale restrictions on its retail sales, as well as greatly expands the list of places where its consumption is not allowed. This is the result of nearly 20 years of very successful programs to sell and promote […]

• Indiana imposes new law for alcohol consumers

Indiana imposes new law for alcohol consumers

The US state of Indiana has passed a new law which requires the alcohol consumers to possess an ID proof while purchasing any alcoholic products. The new law, effective 1 July, 2011 mandates the store clerks of carry-out alcohol to ask for age-proof from anyone who appears to be less than 40 years of age. […]

• $26,700 from Alcohol Industry Question Senator’s Opposition to Smoke-Free Law

$26,700 from Alcohol Industry Question Senator’s Opposition to Smoke-Free Law

Saying it raises questions about his opposition to a smoke-free law that includes bars, the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids today released data from the National Institute on Money in State Politics showing that over the last two election cycles, Senator Ronnie J. Alting has taken more political contributions from businesses involved in the sale and […]

• Bacardi Continues Legal Actions to Protect Its Havana Club TM Rights in Spain

Bacardi Continues Legal Actions to Protect Its Havana Club TM Rights in Spain

Bacardi Limited, the largest privately held spirits company in the world, continues to pursue all available legal options to protect its legitimate ownership and trademark rights to the Havana Club brand in Spain. In a brief filed with the High Court earlier this month, Bacardi Limited asked the Spanish Supreme Court for clarification of some […]

• Alaska liquor lobby challenges ABC board’s regulation

ABC BOARD: Bill would place it under a different agency’s control. A fierce battle is brewing in Juneau over alcohol regulation. One side, led by the bar, liquor store and restaurant lobby, says the Alcoholic Beverage Control Board is consumed by its police role and treats businesses selling alcohol like criminal organizations. The other side […]

• Dream of Opening a Bar? Be Prepared. Here’s How

Dream of Opening a Bar? Be Prepared. Here’s How

Sure, you might be a master mixologist. How do you know if you’re ready to invite others to belly up to the bar and run your own place? You’re an expert at infusing your own bitters—or maybe you can just pour a shot and tap a keg like a pro. You love talking to people, […]

• Just a hip trend? Moonshine’s profile rises in L.A. bars

Just a hip trend? Moonshine’s profile rises in L.A. bars

Once a homemade concoction in the backwoods, the clear whiskey is moving into the hippest bars in town. Moonshine is having its day in the sun. Once a back-road country cousin, it is taking on a new life as a city slicker. And now that it’s out of the barn and into the bar, mixologists […]

• Potential Regulations Ahead for the Wine Industry in 2011

Potential Regulations Ahead for the Wine Industry in 2011

Few industries labor under a more complex and multi-layered set of regulations as does the wine industry. This is the case because Americans have endorsed and accept the idea that alcohol ought to be taxed in greater amounts than other commercial products and because Americans accept the idea that the inherent danger of alcohol is […]

Hmmm, Drinking & Firecrackers Advice From Philippine Nat'l Police

Firearms and Explosives Office (FEO) of the Philippine National Police (PNP) director Chief Superintendent Napoleon Estilles offers this advice: “Do not use firecrackers when under the influence of liquor or alcohol,” said Estilles, who pointed out that most of the individuals who suffered firecracker-related injuries were drunk and thus had poor reflexes. Estilles likewise said […]

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