Regulatory agencies are always watching vintners to make sure they don’t use illegal marketing methods. Beware that your new promotional program does not violate the three tier laws.
Advice for amateur wine makers on how to create their own winery legally.
Contains a detailed report on the battle between Napa Valley Vintners Association and Bronco Wine Company over use of geographic brand names, and information on the “Napa truth in labeling law.”
A third of all wine label applications are rejected. To obtain approval requires understanding many regulations, policies and procedures. Here is a summary of the important ones.
It is no longer a million dollar prospect to start a winery. By entering into an alternating proprietorship, a grape grower or brand builder can become a vintner with just a few barrels to his name.
Unfavorable government relations are the hidden high costs of a bad compliance job — but those costs are avoidable. This article explains four characteristics of a GOOD job in government compliance.
Very little is black and white in alcoholic beverage compliance. Here are four laws of “compliance relativity” to help guide your business in a relative regulatory environment.
To keep your license in good standing requires more than just renewing it. You also need to bring it up-to-date whenever your company makes changes in ownership, management, or operations.
In addition to state and federal approvals, new brewpubs have local hurdles to leap. What do the zoning rules have to say about your plans? What do the neighbors think? Look ahead, and plan for success.
Brewpubs are strange hybrids. Because they span the no-man’s land between the retail and supplier tiers, they are handled in unique ways by state regulatory agencies.