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Whitcomb Selinsky, PC

Wine Labels Battle Over Wine Descriptions

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On April 1, 2020, Napa Valley’s JaM Cellars (JaM) filed a complaint against The Wine Group (Group), the producer of the well-known boxed wine Franzia, in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California....more

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Toxicology of Alcohol: The Role of Toxicologists in Social Host & Liquor Liability

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Commercial establishments where alcoholic beverages are served (e.g., bars, restaurants) and social hosts who serve alcohol in non-commercial settings may find themselves potentially liable for damage, injury, and/or death...more

Farella Braun + Martel LLP

[Webinar] Napa County Land Use Update: What You Should Know About Developments in the Local and State Regulatory Arena - May 17th,...

As property owners plan new or expanded development of their land, looking over the horizon for changes in local and state regulations is critical to inform effective planning and decision-making. Regulations are constantly...more

McDermott Will & Emery

Get to Know our Women-Led Alcohol Legal Team

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As we celebrate Women’s History Month, our women-led Alcohol Legal Team would like to make a toast to the future and to the women who have paved the way. Our team has worked in-house at some of the most well-known alcohol...more

McDermott Will & Emery

[Webinar] Terms and Conditions: A Review of Commercial Agreements in the Alcohol Industry - April 14th, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EDT

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The manufacturing and sale of alcohol products is a team effort involving collaboration between business partners to ensure everything from sourcing key ingredients and equipment to securing an ad agency or key sponsorship is...more

Farella Braun + Martel LLP

Navigating the Wine Industry’s Property Insurance Conundrum

Property insurance is both a prudent choice by a business, as well as, in certain circumstances, a requirement, such as when a winery borrows money from a bank or commercial lender. If and when casualty events arise,...more

McDermott Will & Emery

[Webinar] Competition Crackdown: What Does Treasury’s Guidance for Alcohol Markets Mean for Your Business? - February 24th, 12:00...

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Last week, the US Treasury Department (Treasury) released a report that outlined a series of reforms aimed at boosting competition in the combined $250 billion US beer, wine and spirits markets in response to US President Joe...more

Farella Braun + Martel LLP

[Webinar] Preparing Your Wine Business for California’s New Employment Laws in 2022 - February 16th, 10:00 am - 11:00 am PT

Each year in California, the new year brings new employment laws for businesses to follow. This is a good time for wine business employers to evaluate their policies and practices to ensure they keep pace with these changes. ...more

McDermott Will & Emery

[Webinar] What’s Brewing for 2022? The Top Trends to Watch for This Year - January 13th, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EST

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Over the last year, the alcohol industry has continued to feel the impact of COVID-19. From distributors and manufacturers to retailers and the hospitality industry overall, everyone had to adapt quickly or risk being left...more

Farella Braun + Martel LLP

[Webinar] Disaster Matters: Property Insurance and the Wine Industry - November 17th, 9:00 am - 10:30 am PT

Mortgaged assets, business loans, and lines of credit require insurance protection. The expanding fire season and intense destruction of complex fires has affected all players – winery owners, brokers, insurers, lenders,...more

Ward and Smith, P.A.

State Legislation That Raises Our Spirits

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Any spirit raising is a welcome one during the time of COVID. As attorneys representing breweries, wineries, distilleries, retailers, and countless other businesses working within the hospitality industry across North...more

Farella Braun + Martel LLP

Mitigating the Uncertainty of Smoke Taint in Wine Grapes

Smoke taint has dominated the worries of the California wine industry recent years. With unsettled climate conditions and continued droughts, there is no reason to think that smoke taint will not continue to be a significant...more

Fisher Phillips

Los Angeles County Implements Vaccine Verification and Workplace Mandate Rules for Many Hospitality Businesses

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Not long after West Hollywood issued an Emergency Order requiring vaccine verification and a vaccine mandate for certain businesses, Los Angeles County followed suit with its own vaccine mandate for many hospitality...more

Ervin Cohen & Jessup LLP

LA County Announces Proof-of-Vaccine Requirements for Bars and Large Outdoor Events

On September 15, 2021, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors announced that proof of a COVID-19 vaccination will be required at indoor bars, wineries, breweries, nightclubs and lounges in Los Angeles County. This...more

McDermott Will & Emery

[Webinar] Navigating Regulatory Landmines: Consumer Protection for Alcohol Beverage Companies - September 29th, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm...

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Alcohol beverage companies must contend with an ever-evolving regulatory landscape, including unpacking the new environment under US President Joe Biden’s executive order on competition. How do you differentiate as a brand...more

Weintraub Tobin

Podcast: The Briefing by the IP Law Blog - Prince Estate Wants Winery's 'Purple Rain' Trademark Back in the Bottle

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In this week’s episode of The Briefing by the IP Law Blog, Scott Hervey and Josh Escovedo discuss a legal dispute between the Prince estate and an Ohio-based winery over the rights to the trademark “Purple Rain.”...more

Weintraub Tobin

The Briefing by the IP Law Blog: Prince Estate Wants Winery's 'Purple Rain' Trademark Back in the Bottle

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In this week’s episode of The Briefing by the IP Law Blog, Scott Hervey and Josh Escovedo discuss a legal dispute between the Prince estate and an Ohio-based winery over the rights to the trademark “Purple Rain.”...more

Husch Blackwell LLP

The UN Report On Climate Change: What Does It Have To Do With Cannabis And Wine In The US?

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Key Takeaways: •The recently released IPCC Report shows irreversible harm to the global ecosystem. •Fund managers focused on ESG criteria will have an increased focus on environmentally conscious companies and substantial...more

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Stoel Rives | Deeply Rooted Podcast Episode Three: Diversity in Agriculture: From its People to its Products with Elin Miller,...

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For episode three of the Stoel Rives | Deeply Rooted Podcast, host Kirk Maag sat down with Elin Miller, Founder of UmpquaNut Farm and Umpqua Vineyards. In the episode, Elin talked about breaking barriers as one of the first...more

Conn Kavanaugh

Changes to alcohol distribution laws put some franchise protections on ice

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Massachusetts franchise protection laws may be the furthest thing from our minds while enjoying a cold beverage this summer, but recent legal developments have changed the way that alcoholic beverages make their way from...more

Tucker Arensberg, P.C.

Getting a Liquor License in Pennsylvania 101

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​​​​​​​If you are starting a food and beverage business that serves alcohol in Pennsylvania many questions come to mind: What type of license do I need? How do I purchase a liquor license? At what point do I need a lawyer?...more

Farella Braun + Martel LLP

[Webinar] Fire Season Preparedness: What Wineries Should Do Now - June 23rd, 10:00 am - 11:00 am PT

California is at the start of another dry year, with increased likelihood that the North Bay will experience another active fire season. Fires are always a risk and they are always unpredictable, spread quickly, and can...more

Schiffer Hicks Johnson

Will Chemical Damage Kill the Texas Wine Industry?

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On June 4, 2021, 57 Texas High Plains wine grape growers filed suit in Jefferson County District Court seeking hundreds of millions of dollars in damages from Bayer-Monsanto and BASF. The suit alleges that the chemical giants...more

Farella Braun + Martel LLP

[Webinar] New Statewide Winery Order: What Wineries Need to Know - May 26th, 10:00 am - 11:00 am PT

The new statewide General Waste Discharge Requirements (WDRs) for winery process water (Winery Order) adopted by the State Water Resources Control Board have spread concern across the wine industry. The Winery Order is...more

Farella Braun + Martel LLP

What California Wineries Need to Know Now to Prepare for Fire Season

California is at the start of another dry year, with increased likelihood that the North Bay will experience another active fire season. Fires are always a risk and they are always unpredictable — preparing in advance can...more

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