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October 2014 ::Washington :: Trade Practices

The Liquor Control Board amended their rule to allow for channel pricing. The Washington Wine Institute requested the initial rule change and successfully achieved an amendment to the rule language that clarified that differential pricing between on-premise service customers or restaurants and off-premise sales customers or retail is allowed.  

October 2014 ::New York :: Trade Practice

State agriculture commissioner Richard A. Ball permitted New York’s farm wineries to purchase grapes and juice from outside the state. Due to the especially cold winter of 2013-2014, New York wineries lost about 40% of their grapes.

October 2014 ::New York :: Trade Practice

State agriculture commissioner Richard A. Ball permitted New York’s farm wineries to purchase grapes and juice from outside the state. Due to the especially cold winter of 2013-2014, New York wineries lost about 40% of their grapes.

July 2014 ::Michigan :: Trade Practice

A new petition signed by major restaurants has begun in Grandville, Michigan, urging lawmakers to pass a bill allowing sunday liquor sales, citing a disadvantage against surrounding towns which allow the sale of alcohol on Sundays. Supporters include Applebee’s, Olive Garden, Texas Roadhouse and TGI Friday’s.  

July 2014 ::Louisiana :: Trade Practice

 House Bill 1036, passed June 23rd, now allows manufacturers and distributors to donate wine and liquor to nonprofits. The bill also clarifies regulations surrounding the serving of home-brewed beer. Previously, the Louisiana Office of Alcohol and Tobacco Control prohibited the donation of alcohol to nonprofits, stating that it violated state law. This meant that alcohol [...]