Yes.  For a few reasons.  Forty-eight states in the U.S. dictate very specific payment terms for the wholesale of beverage alcohol to retailers. Half of the states require payment at the time of delivery (COD), and the other half allow wholesalers to extend limited credit terms. In nearly

Erik Schaeffer (Manager, Regulatory Affairs) contributed to this blog. Today marks 90 years since the 21st Amendment was ratified, repealing the 18th Amendment and paving the way for the modern three-tier system and alcohol regulatory framework. The end of Prohibition allowed states to begin adopting their own laws

What were the most common themes for alcohol bills that passed in the 2023 legislative session? Drinks-to-Go Five state legislatures made drinks-to-go privileges permanent this year. Connecticut, Hawaii, Maine, Michigan, and Washington all codified the temporary to-go privileges that originated from the 2020 pandemic. The five states have

From the Desk of Richard Blau – Alcohol Beverage Section Chair, Gray Robinson, P.A. The Tennessee Attorney General last month filed a federal lawsuit to immediately stop the flow of illegal liquor shipments facilitated by six unlicensed out-of-state defendants. The lawsuit, filed in the United States District Court

Producing beer or wine at home is a popular hobby for many, with some legally giving away their home brews to friends and family of legal drinking age. When it comes to distilling spirits at home, the laws are much stricter. Despite the federal laws in place, you

  Even with the COVID-19 pandemic squarely in our rearview mirror, the on-prem alcohol industry continues to enjoy the expansion of retail privileges that were accelerated by modifications born from the pandemic. What were once emergency allowances to allow alcohol to be served outdoors on sidewalks and in

  “Working Together – We’re More Than OK!”  That was the theme of last week’s National Conference of State Liquor Administrators (NCSLA) annual conference in Oklahoma City. Regulators, counsel for alcohol beverage control boards from across the nation, and other industry representatives gathered to discuss and share ideas

If it hasn’t already blipped on your radar, you might be interested to know that the Michigan Liquor Control Commission recently launched a modernization effort that is the first of its kind in the United States. The Commission issued an Administrative Order to require electronic payments for all

The conversation about naloxone is beginning to surface in the retail alcohol world (especially the on-premises), and some state legislators are considering bills that would require on-premises alcohol retailers to keep it on their licensed premises and/or include naloxone administration in their server/seller training requirements.   Naloxone (you

  The drinking age has long been a curious issue. Many feel that you should be able to legally purchase alcohol at 18 since you are able to vote, get married, enlist in the army, be drafted, and purchase tobacco products at that age. While the legal drinking