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In a world where the spread of COVID-19 is increasing and where consumers and businesses alike have encouraged “social distancing,” it is not without many sacrifices. The wine industry and other service-based businesses are certainly not immune and must be creative
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This March is the inaugural Northeastern Cider Conference, which will be held in Albany, New York. The conference is a much-needed event for cider makers, brand owners, and importers. Sessions will discuss matters pertaining to growing, fermenting, distribution, retail, education,
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CLE International is hosting its annual Wine, Beer, and Spirits CLE. This year, the program will take place in Charlotte, North Carolina on September 16th and 17th at the Le Meridien hotel. Attendees can earn up to 12 hours of MCLE credits including one hour
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Today, the Supreme Court struck down on a Tennessee regulation that requires residency of two years for applicants applying for an in-state retail alcohol license. In a 7-2 decision, the Court reasoned that, while the 21st Amendment extends states the
Continue Reading Supreme Court Says Tennessee Law Requiring Citizenship for Alcohol Retail License is Unconstitutional

Owners of two Minnesota wineries are challenging the state’s law which limits wine production by Minnesota-licensed farm wineries to predominantly Minnesota-grown grapes. In 2017, Alexis Bailly Vineyard and Next Chapter Winery challenged a provision of the state’s law and argued that the
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