Category: Wine

What questions should you ask about your advertising and labels before making them public?
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What questions should you ask about your advertising and labels before making them public?

Beverage producers should take a lesson from the recent media hullabaloo over Hearst Communications’ loss for publishing a photograph of President Trump at a...

Beer with no label - labeling shutdown with TTB
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U.S. files response in craft brewery’s First Amendment case for TTB’s failure to grant COLAs during shutdown; brewer replies (we’ve got the briefs – argument is this afternoon)

Recap: For those of you not following the fun, Atlas Brew Works out of D.C. filed for an injunction against the U.S. Government’s enforcement...

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What the new Illinois “of value” regulations say about tap takeovers and donations to charitable causes. (Illinois’s new “of value” standards Part 3.)

You can read and download the full text of the of new Illinois “of value” regulations here. In our first part of this series...

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Why craft brewer’s 1st Amendment lawsuit over the lack of COLAs during the shutdown is necessary and you should thank them; and how it might have been avoided.

In this article by the Washington Times on the matter (and in the complaint and motion) the owner confirmed that this is about their...

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Updated: Oral Argument Transcript. It’s Byrd Day – 100 years to the day after the ratification of the 18th Amendment. Check back for oral argument transcripts this afternoon.

Exactly 100 years after the ratification of the 18th Amendment and one day before the 99th anniversary of the enactment of prohibition, the United...

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Winery cannot avoid contractual forum selection provision in dispute with distributor – a good clause lets you choose where a suit or arbitration will take place

A little background on this dispute. Westside Winery, Inc., contracted with Pasternak Wine Imports LLC (“Pasternak”), making Pasternak the sole distributor and marketing agent...

Sans Culottes - Alcohol beverage labels that were subject of First Amendment Challenge
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Are portions of the Federal Regulations and the Federal Alcohol Administration Act governing alcohol labeling and advertising FUCT?

The Supreme Court just granted cert in the Patent and Trademark Office’s appeal of In re Brunetti, 877 F.3d 1330 (Fed. Circ. 2017). It’s...