Legal Libations

0k7b2495-700x450-200This blog is dedicated to providing thoughts, considerations, information and opinions pertaining to the alcoholic beverage industry in Tennessee. The goal is to provide insight into issues of regulation, policy and general business affecting the industry players. Whether the reader is a wholesaler/distributor, importer, manufacturer, bar owner, restaurant owner, other liquor by the drink establishment, or interested consumer, this blog hopes to offer a distilled-down format for common questions, issues and noteworthy news. Through the opinions and insight provided, hopefully some useful guidance can be utilized or creative thoughts provoked.

TABC Clarifies Definition of “Wine” in Tennessee

There can be no doubt that our Tennessee Alcoholic Beverage Commission (“TABC”) and staff have been hard at work since the 2016 rollout of Tennessee’s Wine in Grocery Stores (“WIGS”) legislation which was Tennessee’s largest

By |June 5th, 2017|Categories: Curtis R. Harrington II|Comments Off on TABC Clarifies Definition of “Wine” in Tennessee

The Tennessee Alcoholic Beverage Commission (“TABC”) Publishes “Frequently Asked Questions”

The Tennessee Alcoholic Beverage Commission has published a Frequently Asked Questions document on its website which is helpful for industry members and licensees of all industry types. Director Clayton Byrd, Assistant Director Zack Blair, Staff

By |February 20th, 2017|Categories: Curtis R. Harrington II|Tags: , |Comments Off on The Tennessee Alcoholic Beverage Commission (“TABC”) Publishes “Frequently Asked Questions”

Tennessee Cannabis Industry Spotlight – Part I

Over the last two years the state of the cannabis industry in Tennessee has been rapidly evolving.  In the early twentieth century, cannabis was outlawed at both the state and federal level by the Marijuana

Alcoholic Beverage Wholesaler and Employees Indicted for Alleged Booze Smuggle

According to a report from the U.S. Attorney’s Office, District of Maryland, a federal grand jury indicted Republic National Distribution Company, LLC, and several of its employees, on charges arising from a scheme to defraud

By |September 28th, 2016|Categories: Curtis R. Harrington II|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Alcoholic Beverage Wholesaler and Employees Indicted for Alleged Booze Smuggle

Tennessee’s Recent “3-Tier for Beer” Law

If you represent a brewery, or even an individual or a company with a financial interest in a brewery, there are some new laws and restrictions to consider.  Referred to as the “3-Tier for Beer”

By |May 6th, 2016|Categories: Curtis R. Harrington II|Comments Off on Tennessee’s Recent “3-Tier for Beer” Law