New Jersey’s alcoholic beverage manufacturers have been looking for more support from the state government, and this month, wineries and vineyards received some good news. Recognizing the rise of agrotourism and increased interest for locally-made alcoholic beverages, New Jersey has enacted a new law requiring the New Jersey Economic Development Authority (EDA) to provide a loan program for wineries and vineyards. » Read More
Relax. You may not always need a COLA to register your brand in New Jersey.
In a prior post, we talked about the need to obtain a COLA for New Jersey brand registration per New Jersey regulations, even if the brand is sold intrastate only, or just in your taproom (and therefore would not require a COLA under federal law). » Read More
The Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board (Pa.L.C.B.) has announced the eighth restaurant liquor license auction, which is permitted under Act 39 of 2016. These auctions are for “zombie licenses” that have been expired and in possession of the Pa.L.C.B. dating back to the year 2000. » Read More
Our restaurant clients – those who do not have a liquor license – frequently ask us about the BYOB rules in New Jersey. What types of alcoholic beverages can customers consume on the premises? (Wine and beer only.) Can I charge a “corkage” or “service” fee to those bringing their own beer or wine to my restaurant? » Read More
In Pennsylvania, consumers have enjoyed the benefits of new packaging opportunities offered by Pennsylvania Distributor Licenses under recent, dynamic changes to the Pennsylvania Liquor Code. We have chronicled those changes previously in many different blogs including our slushy blog, which you can access here. » Read More