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Trade Practice Case Settled in NY

The State Liquor Authority has accepted a conditional no contest offer from Southern Glazer Wine & Spirits (SGWS) to settle charges that SGWS engaged in “pay-to-play” by providing illegal gifts and services to business to …More

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NY Sales Bill Becomes Law

Signed by the Governor, S.B. 2481 adds on premise consumption sales to that of off premise sales and the conducting of tastings of New York state labelled beer manufactured by a licensed brewer or licensed …More

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Beer Transport Legislation Passes Senate

Passing the Senate, S.B. 5962 seeks to eliminate the expiration and repeal of certain provisions authorizing manufacturers to transport alcoholic beverages to an adjacent retail premises.

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New York Sales Tax Exemption Advances

Passing both legislative chambers, A.B. 6945 amends the tax law to provide wine, beer, cider, and liquor tastings by a licensed producer are exempt from the sales and compensating use tax.

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NY Brewpub Barrelage Cap Increase on Tap

Passing the Assembly, A.B. 6404 seeks to increase the number of barrels that a restaurant brewer (brew-pub) may produce to sell at retail or wholesale from the current 250 barrels to 2,000 barrels.

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NY Sales Bill Awaits Governor’s Action

On the Governor’s desk, S.B. 2481 adds on premise consumption sales to that of off premise sales and the conducting of tastings of New York state labelled beer manufactured by a licensed brewer or licensed …More

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NY State Labelled Beer Bill Considered

Moving through several committees, Senate Bill 5649 amends certain definitions to include the manufacturing of (as opposed to simply growing) hops when determining if something is considered a New York state labelled beer.

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