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Deadline Approaching for New Liquor License Applications in California

The California Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control recently announced authorization for the issuance of new on-sale general and off-sale general licenses in various counties throughout California, as well as authorization for the inter-county transfer of on-sale general and off-sale general licenses.  Such general licenses allow the service of beer, wine and spirits for on and/or […]

International Wine Law Summit Coming to Napa in October

The International Wine Law Association will be convening its annual Congress at Napa’s CIA at Copia on October 1-2.  The two day conference will feature experts discussing legal issues concerning climate change and the wine industry as well as regulatory enforcement, international trade barriers and joint ventures and mergers and acquisitions.  Speakers include professors from […]

BON APPÉTIT MAGAZINE SHINES LIGHT ON PAY-TO-PLAY SCHEMES

Popular culinary publication Bon Appétit recently published a story that shines a bright light on certain alleged “pay to play” schemes in New York.  In “Bribes, Backdoor Deals, and Pay to Play:  How Bad Rosé Took Over,” writer and sommelier Victoria James describes certain actions allegedly taken by wine suppliers (wineries and wholesalers) in order […]

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