Advising Your Alcohol Beverage Clients: Sonoma County Bar Association CLE April 27, 2018

On April 27, 2018, please join Scott Gerien, John Trinidad and Joy Durand as they present at the Sonoma County Bar Association’s CLE , Advising Your Alcohol Beverage Clients.  This comprehensive seminar will address the complex array of laws and regulations applicable to the wine, beer and spirits industry. The event brochure can be found […]

China To Add 15% Tariff on U.S. Wine

As discussed in our previous post, Steel and Aluminum Tariffs Could Impact U.S. Alcohol Beverage Producers, retaliatory tariffs presented a risk to goods unrelated to those subject to U.S. tariffs. Now, China has indicated it will retaliate against U.S. tariffs on $60 billion of Chinese goods by imposing an additional 15% import tariff on U.S. […]

Wine, Beer & Spirits Law CLE Conference in April

On April 23, 2018, please join Bahaneh Hobel at the Wine, Beer & Spirits Law Conference as she participates in a round table discussion regarding The Digital Age and how new technology is impacting the industry. The event brochure can be found here.

Steel and Aluminum Tariffs Could Impact U.S. Alcohol Beverage Producers

As has been widely reported, the President of the United States has proposed enacting steep tariffs on U.S. imports of steel and aluminum.  These tariffs could both directly impact U.S. alcohol beverage products that use those materials such as beer, and result in retaliatory tariffs targeting U.S. goods nominally unrelated to steel and aluminum, including […]

New TTB Guidance on Excise Tax Credit / Transfer of Wine To Bonded Wine Cellar

TTB issued new guidance earlier today regarding the Craft Beverage Modernization and Tax Reform components of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, specifically in regard to the application of the new excise tax credit to wines that are transferred from a winery to a bonded wine cellar.  We have excerpted some of the relevant language […]