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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 Study Shows Dramatic Decline in SEC Enforcement Activity

We stray slightly from wine-law specific news here to discuss a recent study of what we think will be interesting not just to the wine industry, but to companies and investors at large.   A study released by Cornerstone Research using data from the Securities Enforcement Empirical Database maintained by Cornerstone and the NYU Pollack Center […]

Supporting Non-Profits through Cause-Related Marketing

The start of 2017 has seen an outpouring of support from the business community for non-profit groups, including marketing campaigns that promise a certain percentage of sales or profits will be donated to particular charities.   Such practices are often referred to as “cause-related marketing.”   Here’s an example:  ABC Winery wants to support a national nonprofit […]

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