Court Holds Ban on Alcohol Advertisements in College Newspapers Unconstitutional

  Alcoholic beverage producers and advertisers have a new win in the line of cases providing constitutional protection under the First Amendment to beverage industry commercial speech. The opinion in Educational Media v. Insley, comes from the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals and can be found here. The case started because the Virginia Alcoholic Beverage […]

What Can Wineries, Breweries and Distilleries Expect From The TTB As a Result of the Government Shutdown?

So, what exactly does this shutdown mean for distillers, brewers and vintners?  Well, for starters, there won’t be any label approvals, permit approvals or formula approvals – so if you’ve got something new, maybe you keep it in state. Here’s the TTB’s Shutdown plan, it includes a summary listing of exempt v. non-exempt functions.  The […]