Tag Archives: New York State Liquor Authority

New York Soft Pouch Beer & Wine

There are many options for packaging craft beverages these days. The use of soft pouches is attractive from a cost perspective and it provides a great branding opportunity. Visually distinctive product packaging is key for prospective customers to find your … Continue reading

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How to submit photographs to the NY State Liquor Authority

Important: The electronic photo submission process should only be used in response to a deficiency letter. Original photos should normally be submitted with your application. E-Mail Addresses for Submissions: Photos should be submitted to the deficiency mailbox referenced in the deficiency letter … Continue reading

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Do I need a separate entrance for an alternating proprietorship?

No. Ideally, there are separate entrances but this is not strictly required by the TTB, it is important to remember that state ABC boards may still require the separate entrances. New York State Liquor Authority does not generally require separate … Continue reading

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Seemingly contradictory interpretations of the farm winery law by the Authority

Even though cider is apple wine, New York State Liquor Authority Licensing Unit 1 advises that custom production of wine for customers does not include cider (apple wine). However, Licensing Unit 1 also states that all of the privileges and … Continue reading

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500 Foot Rule Hearing Procedure

In this first installment of a 3 part series, we’ll look at the procedures followed at New York State Liquor Authority 500 foot hearings.  Section 64(a) (7) of the Alcoholic Beverage Control Law addresses the issue of the existence of … Continue reading

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Changes to Retail Applications

Effective immediately, the New York State Liquor Authority has reduced the required information on residence and employment history in the Personal Questionnaire from 10 years to 5 years.  This is great news to practitioners like me who struggle to get … Continue reading

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