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Feb 22, 2021

USDA Certified Organic Seltzers: One of a Kind?

Anheuser-Busch introduced its Michelob Ultra Organic Seltzer last month, advertising the beverage as the “First-of-its-kind organic option to the hard seltzer category,” “First USDA-certified organic seltzer,” “First National USDA Certified Organic Hard Seltzer,” and “First-ever national USDA certified organic hard seltzer.” » Read More

Dec 09, 2020

Promising Court Opinions in First Wave of COVID Insurance Loss Claims for Restaurants

The hospitality industry has suffered significant economic distress as a result of COVID and the related state-mandated shutdowns on business operations. The COVID pandemic has created a unique set of facts that have not been addressed by the insurance industry in the United States, and restaurant owners with business interruption policies have taken insurance company denials to court. » Read More

Feb 20, 2020

Alcoholic Cider and Fermented Fruit Beverages – The Conflict Between Federal and Pennsylvania Law

Act 45 of 2019 amended the definition of “Alcoholic Cider” to limit the definition of products that were produced from apples, apple juice concentrate and water, pears, or pear juice concentrate and water. This new definition aligns well with the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau’s (“TTB”) regulations for what products can be called “Hard Cider.” » Read More

Jun 26, 2018

I’m an Out-Of-State Distributor and I’m Being Sued in New Jersey?

In the recent case of Winebow, Inc. v. Rhode Island Distributing Co., LLC, a Rhode Island-based wine distributor found itself spending more time in the Garden State than it would have hoped.  In that case, New Jersey-based Winebow, a wine importer and distributor, asked the federal court of New Jersey for a declaratory ruling that it could lawfully terminate its distribution relationship with Rhode Island Distributing Co., » Read More