Category Archives: Liquor Stores

Brewery Compensation

As you build your brewing business, you will ultimately hire employees to help you with the daily operations workload. There will be employees working on the brewing side, helping in making the beer. Then there will be sales employees who … Continue reading

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Can Event Space Add New Revenue Streams to Your Bottom Line?

Craft breweries are popping up everywhere. As competition increases, breweries will need ways to differentiate themselves in their market. They will also need to identify new revenue sources with new and different products and services, especially ones that utilize the … Continue reading

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The Legal Issues with Distillery Barrel Programs

Craft distilleries are often interested in introducing barrel programs. These can be a regulatory quagmire because distilleries generally can’t sell at retail to the public in the three-tier system. Distillery owners see others doing it but just don’t know how … Continue reading

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New York Farm Distilleries Have Advantage in Barrel Programs

Craft distilleries are often interested in introducing barrel programs. These can be a regulatory quagmire because distilleries generally can’t sell at retail to the public in the three-tier system. Distillery owners see others doing it but just don’t know how … Continue reading

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Is Your Craft Beverage Production Facility In Compliance With the Clean Water Act?

D.G. Yuengling and Son Inc. settled with the EPA relating to 141 alleged Clean Water Act (CWA) violations where it will pay $2.8 million in fines. The Pennsylvania brewery will pay $2.8 million penalty, plus approximately $7 million in promised … Continue reading

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Sensory Tasting-Learning in a glass

Producing craft beverages is an art. Brew masters, cider masters, wine makers and distillers can modify the production process conditions and add ingredients to produce unique flavor profiles. Like a chef, they experiment to create that perfect recipe and taste … Continue reading

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Liquor Stores Take Note

 Liquor Stores Take Note Counsel for the New York State Liquor Authority, advised me in writing that there is no restriction against selling wine or liquor below wholesale prices nor is there a restriction on use of the word “free” … Continue reading

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What the Liquor Authority Looks For When Reviewing Liquor Store Applications

What the Liquor Authority Looks for When Reviewing Liquor Store Applications A license to sell liquor and wine at retail for off-premises consumption is commonly referred to as a “package store license”. Section 63 of the Alcoholic Beverage Control Law … Continue reading

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Aluminum Bottles Can Be a Great Asset for Brand Differentiation, Trade Dress and Bottom Line Cost Savings

Glass bottles are the legacy of the alcoholic beverage industry but they have well known drawbacks: Heavy Fragile Space inefficient Lower recycle rates, especially for colored glass Higher transportation costs Making a splash in the product packaging world is the … Continue reading

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New York Continues to Change It’s Laws to Promote NY Craft Beverage Manufacturers and Retailers

New York continues to change its laws to promote NY craft beverage manufacturers and retailers. New laws are on the horizon. Let’s look at what to expect in 2016: A new law will allow restaurants and bars to sell alcoholic … Continue reading

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