Category: Distilled Spirits

Wine importing dormant commerce clause case about alcohol laws and the problems with the three tiered system chicago liquor license lawyer
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Challenges to discriminatory and protectionist liquor distribution and sales laws continue in spite of pending SCOTUS case as wine importing challenge in CA gets hearing on motion to dismiss

In a case that I was sure would be put off until after the U.S. Supreme Court renders its decision in Tennessee Wine and...

Liquor Beer Spirits wine aggregate packaging
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Are you ready for the TTB’s new alcoholic beverage labeling and advertising regs that would restrict aggregate packaging and update electronic record keeping standards? (New TTB advertising and labeling rules Part 6)

Last time, in Part 5 of our series on the TTB’s “Notice No. 176” – the “Modernization of the Labeling and Advertising Regulations for...

Texas challenge to out of state public corporation liquor license ban
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Final briefs filed in 5th Circuit Texas ABC Challenge to Wal-Mart’s Commerce Clause win against prohibition of publicly traded corporations obtaining certain liquor licenses. (Bonus, we’ve got all the briefs for you.)

Back in November we wrote about the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Comission’s appeal challenging an important Texas Federal District Court win for Wal-Mart in another...

wine beer malt beverage distilled spirits prohibited statements in advertising and labeling.
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Are you ready for the TTB’s new alcoholic beverage labeling and advertising regs that would remove the blanket prohibition on labels bearing the U.S. Flag and change other current restrictions? (New TTB advertising and labeling rules Part 5)

Yesterday, in Part 4 of our series on the TTB’s “Notice No. 176” – the “Modernization of the Labeling and Advertising Regulations for Wine,...

new regulations for advertising and labeling malt beverages (craft beer), wine, and distilled spirits
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Are you ready for the TTB’s new alcoholic beverage labeling and advertising regs that define closed packaging and let you accentuate alcohol content statements? (New TTB advertising and labeling rules Part 4)

As promised, we are plodding through the TTB’s “Notice No. 176” – the “Modernization of the Labeling and Advertising Regulations for Wine, Distilled Spirits,...

Wind discounted in sale stores no of value regulation violation
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Authorities alleging “of value” violations over pricing discounts still need to show discount threatens retailer independence and risks “tied-house” integration

You may want to think twice before just accepting a regulator’s assertion that a pricing program violates an “of-value” statute. Consider, for instance, the...