May 18, 2017

Publish in the June 2017 Beverage Media journal's "Talkin' Tech column

Many of the laws that govern the retail tier were designed in the wake of prohibition with the goal of maintaining temperance. Over the past 80 years our attitudes towards alcohol have changed in way...

May 18, 2017

On Wednesday, May 17th BevSites hosted a webinar interview with Tom Wark, one of the foremost experts in all matters regarding the interstate shipping of wine.  

For those not familiar with Tom he leads a group called The National Association of Wine Retailers (NAWR) th...

June 13, 2016

When it comes to product attributes, wine is a particular tricky commodity.  When examining a single wine, there are many factors that consumers may want to know before making a purchase.  Most recently, one of these attributes--vintage--has been the center of a lot of...

September 4, 2015

 

If your case is still pending, read on, as action is required by Sept 15th.

 

 

As many of you know, during last year's holiday season there were a barrage of lawsuits stemming from an unscrupulous law firm in IL that targeted out-of-state retailers.  The lawsuits aimed...

March 23, 2015

One common question that has come is what stores can do if they have "personal" eRobertParker.com subscriptions, which they want to convert to "commercial" subscriptions.  

 

This is the process laid out by the eRobertParker.com team: 

 

The first step is to set up your ne...

March 19, 2015

I'm afraid this email has been a long time coming. We tried the carrot and most of your bit, but at long lastThe Wine Advocate has begun to employ the stick for those who held out.

If you received a polite email from Matilda @ RobertParker.com saying that you...

September 16, 2013

Should unlicensed marketers profit from the sale of wine?

 

Advertising online is an important part of any serious online retailer’s marketing mix. The options for a store start with the major search engines, but search marketing can be an expensive choice as the competi...

February 13, 2013

The State Liquor Authority of NY is preparing a new set of guidelines that could have national implications for how wine is sold online. While the jurisdiction of the SLA is limited to licensed wholesalers, retailers and restaurants, the issue at hand is how unlicensed...

June 17, 2011

The Texas Alcoholic Beverage Control (TABC) announced that it has been meeting with FedEx and UPS to identify strategies to block retailers who have been shipping illegally into the state. TABC claims to have sent warning to letters to retailers in September 2009, Nove...

March 23, 2011

I am hopeful that the long-established, clear, bright lines of the boundaries of legality have not vanished in the rear-view mirror of entrepreneurism driven by unbridled and imprudent, if not reckless, enthusiasm," wrote Massachusetts ABCC General Counsel William Kell...

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