Monthly Archives: April 2015

Knucklehead Craft Brewery: more than just great beer!

By Lisa Castaneda I recently had the pleasure of taking a trip to Webster to visit Knucklehead brewery. Being a Churchville native I don’t always venture past the city but after meeting the owners of Knuckleheads at a seminar I … Continue reading

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Illegal or soon-to-be illegal cocktails in New York

Nutcrackers (Banned in New York City)   A slushy frozen combination of sweet fruit juice (think mango, cranberry or citrus) with several high-proof liquors, such as 160-proof Devil’s Springs vodka, 151-proof Bacardi 151 rum, and moonshine.   The Original Four … Continue reading

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Unique Strategy for Self-Distribution Of Farm Beverage Produces

A farmer who sells farm products to restaurants can additionally transport NY farm alcoholic beverages from farm alcohol producers to these restaurants. As long as he is only delivering the product and not taking orders or selling, he will only … Continue reading

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The Value Of Professional Consulting

I have been an attorney for more than 20 years. I guide businesses every day on legal and business issues. I am good at what I do and I make a tangible difference for my clients. But I, too, am … Continue reading

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Breaking Borders Breaks Journalistic Ground For Dining Diplomacy

Breaking Borders will soon air on The Travel Channel. The premise is intriguing, using a chef-prepared dinner to bring together would-be ideological opponents who are deeply impacted by a cultural divide. The show visits Bethlehem, Belfast, Cairo, Cambodia, Cuba, Sarajevo … Continue reading

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Palcohol: The Travelers Dream Drink

On March 10, 2015 Palcohol was officially approved by the TTB. The creator, Mark Phillips, is hoping for a summer 2015 release! Unfortunately, the NY Senate passed a bill in June of 2014 that will ban the product for New … Continue reading

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Can’t Beat Them – Should You Join Them?

I was home sick one day this week and had the rare opportunity to sit in bed and watch TV all day. The national chains have some creative promotions that could inspire some competitive marketing by local independent restaurants. Why … Continue reading

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Organics On Store Shelves Taking Over – Take The Hint

Store shelves are being taken over by the organic segment. Even national giants like Coca Cola, Kelloggs, Campbells, and General Mills are moving into this territory, taking a lesson from Kodak’s refusal to be an early adopter of the future’s … Continue reading

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When Settling a Business Dispute, If It Isn’t In Writing, It Probably Doesn’t Count

If it isn’t in writing, it probably doesn’t count. If you are one of my clients, you have undoubtedly heard this from me. This is an oversimplification of the law, but in most situations, it is the end result. Almost … Continue reading

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Wine Rep Not Necessary For Wine Tasting At A Liquor Or Wine Store

A wine store may offer tastings by its personnel at its wine store by opening a bottle of a wine they are selling at the wine store and allowing customers to taste before buying. A liquor store owner may only … Continue reading

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