Last week, the United States Supreme Court (“SCOTUS”) issued the long-awaited decision in Tennessee Wine & Spirits Retailers Association v. Thomas (“Tennessee Wine”). The Tennessee Wine case was watched closely by liquor attorneys, businesses, consultants and others, as it was the first case that SCOTUS has heard since 2005 regarding constitutionality of state liquor laws. » 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
Recently, a friend visited my hometown’s local beer distributor and was shocked to see machines churning brightly-colored Smirnoff slushies. The distributor’s employees were serving the slushies to customers in Styrofoam cups with lids and tape over the straw hole. » Read More
That was quick! Last week’s Special Ruling Authorizing Certain Activities by Holders of Limited Brewery Licenses, which restricted New Jersey craft brewers’ business operations, has been temporarily suspended.
We knew there would be mixed emotions in response to the New Jersey Division of Alcoholic Beverage Control’s ruling, but the voices of New Jersey’s craft beer industry were loud, and they were heard. » Read More
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