News & Analysis as of

Wineries

TTB Announces Extension of Tax Credits for Wines Stored at Bonded Wine Cellars and Bonded Wineries

by McDermott Will & Emery on

On May 17, the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) issued an Industry Circular, No. 2018-1A, clarifying that under the recently-enacted tax reform legislation (Tax Act), wineries may tax determine and tax pay wine...more

Expansion of TTB Wine Excise Tax Credit “Alternate Procedure”

by Davis Wright Tremaine LLP on

This advisory is an update to DWT’s prior advisory on the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 (the “Act”), dated March 7, 2018. On May 17, 2018 the TTB formally expanded the use of the “alternate procedure” or “transfer by...more

TTB Extends Alternate Procedure For Excise Taxes Credits through 2019

Yesterday, May 17, 2018, TTB announced in Industry Circular 2018-1A that it is extending until December 31, 2019 the ”Alternate Procedure” under which wine producers can tax pay wine stored at bonded tax wine cellars (“BWC”)...more

A Prop. 65 Win for Winemakers: No Separate Warning Required for Inorganic Arsenic

The California Court of Appeal recently handed a victory to winemakers, ruling that a specific Proposition 65 (“Prop. 65”) warning is not required regarding the presence of inorganic arsenic. The lawsuit, Charles et al. v....more

Washington Wineries Facing Wastewater Permit Requirements

by Lane Powell PC on

Sustainability has been a growing trend among many businesses, as much for the economic benefit as a desire to lessen the environmental impact of a facility. Often the effort to reduce, reuse and recycle is voluntary, while...more

New California Laws Restrict Employer Access to Criminal and Pay Histories

If you are planning to hire new employees to work in your winery, you should be aware of two new employment laws that restrict employers from obtaining and relying upon certain information about job applicants. Originally...more

Draft North Carolina Tax Legislation Released

by Smith Anderson on

On April 11, 2018, the General Assembly’s Revenue Laws Study Committee released a draft tax bill for possible introduction in the legislative session that convenes May 16. This Alert provides a summary of the more important...more

Grapegrowing and FSMA Compliance

As of 2018, winegrape growers are now required to adhere to the burdensome requirements of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) Produce Safety Rule when selling winegrapes to wineries for processing. However, most...more

Don't Let Your Marketing and Event Sponsorship Activities Run Afoul of California's Tied-House Prohibitions

by Mulcahy LLP on

The California Alcoholic Beverage Control Act (the “ABC Act”) established a three-tiered distribution system to regulate the production, distribution and retail sales of wine, beer, and spirits. In order to maintain a level...more

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...more

Federal District Court Rejects Craft Brewers’ Equal Protection and Due Process Challenge of Texas’ Ban on Brewer Off-Premises...

by McDermott Will & Emery on

On March 20, 2018, a federal district court in Texas issued an opinion in Deep Ellum Brewing, LLC, et al. v. Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission. The court delivered a blow to Texas craft brewers, upholding Texas’ prohibition...more

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...more

New Jersey Alcoholic Beverage Bills to Watch 2018 – Part 1: Craft Distillers

As the new legislative session started in New Jersey, a number of bills concerning alcoholic beverages were introduced (or re-introduced). In this multi-part series, we highlight some of the bills to keep an eye on to see if...more

Selling Your Winery? 7 Issues to Consider Before Putting Your Winery on the Market

Having decided to sell your winery, you have hired a broker or adviser to help you market the property, circulated marketing materials to prospective buyers, and invited those buyers to submit an expression of interest....more

Sour Grapes At Southold Town Board Meeting: Proposed Regulations Aimed At Wineries Go Back To The Drawing Board

by Farrell Fritz, P.C. on

At its December 5, 2017 meeting, the Town Board of the Town of Southold (“Town Board”) was hit with a tidal wave of opposition to changes the Board was considering to the Town’s Zoning Code with respect to wineries. The...more

Sweating the Details: It’s the Things You Overlook That Can Come Back to Bite

by Lane Powell PC on

Many things can keep a vintner or brewer awake at night, but it’s probably safe to say that compliance with the federal Clean Air Act, the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA) and...more

The Elvis Presley Estate Loses Bid to Block ELVIS JUICE Beer

Trademark disputes involving breweries are nothing new, with breweries battling each other, wineries, and even cities over trademarks. We can now add estates of dead celebrities to the mix, as the Estate of Elvis Presley...more

Breweries, Breweries, Everywhere!

by Bowditch & Dewey on

It’s not your imagination, breweries really are popping up everywhere. In December of 2017, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics released a “Spotlight on Statistics” for the brewing industry. Titled “Industry on Tap:...more

Food & Beverage Litigation Update | January 2018

FDA Announces Intent Not to Enforce Portions of FSMA - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has announced it will not enforce certain provisions of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) because the agency needs...more

Champagne for the New Year – Trademark or Geographic Indicator?

by Dorsey & Whitney LLP on

Did you celebrate with a sip of Champagne on New Year’s Eve? Champagne is not just a sparkly beverage consumed around the world, it also refers to the region in northeastern France where the drink originated....more

How Can a Happy Hour Get Better? Unlimited Happy Hours for Pennsylvania Breweries, Distilleries and Wineries

In addition to a happy New Year, there is about to be an unlimited amount of “happy” at many Pennsylvania alcohol manufacturers! Recently, the Pa.L.C.B. released a Legal Advisory Opinion addressing several questions on...more

Making Craft Beer and Spirits Great Again

On Friday, December 22, just in time for Christmas, President Trump signed into law the Tax Cuts and Job Acts (TCJA). Although many have been quick to criticize the new tax plan, craft brewers and distillers have something to...more

California Wildfires: Carriers See A State Ablaze

by Locke Lord LLP on

California’s wildfire season has been a long and grueling one this year, scorching both the northern and southern halves of the state. Although some of the fires are still burning, eventually the state’s winter rains will...more

New Tax Bill Includes Significant Changes to Federal Alcohol Excise Taxes

by Williams Mullen on

On Wednesday, December 20, 2017, Congress passed H.R. 1, commonly known as the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (the “Act”), and President Trump signed the Act into law on Friday, December 22nd. The Act makes significant changes to...more

Heard It Through The Grapevine: Wine Country Wildfires

by Locke Lord LLP on

The wine country wildfires of October 2017 are expected to have caused greater losses than any other in U.S. history. AON Benfield predicts that on an aggregated basis, “this is costliest insured wildfire event ever...more

76 Results
|
View per page
Page: of 4
Cybersecurity

"My best business intelligence,
in one easy email…"

Your first step to building a free, personalized, morning email brief covering pertinent authors and topics on JD Supra:
Sign up using*

Already signed up? Log in here

*By using the service, you signify your acceptance of JD Supra's Privacy Policy.
*With LinkedIn, you don't need to create a separate login to manage your free JD Supra account, and we can make suggestions based on your needs and interests. We will not post anything on LinkedIn in your name. Or, sign up using your email address.