ARTICLES

 

CSA consultants have contributed many articles to trade publications over the years. These articles, which are grouped by ic, contain some of the compliance wisdom gained from our experiences with regulators and clients. Feel free to share these gems with associates and colleagues—AND, watch for frequent additions. Please note that some articles are posted in PDF format only.

The articles below are grouped into the following topics:

Alternating proprietors (wineries)

Custom Crush or Shared Premise?

Doing it Right: The Right Why's and How's of Alternating
Proprietorships

Options for Growers in an Oversupply Market

Precious Privilege in Jeopardy: ATF Re-examines
Alternating Proprietorships

American Viticultural Areas - AVAs

American Viticultural Areas: Boon or Boondoggle?

New AVAs Are Threatening Existing Brand Names (PDF only)

Pursuing The Holy Grail of American Viticultural Areas

Wineries, Regulators, and Growers Square Off Over Appellation Issues

Brand building

Brand Building: A Regulatory Perspective

Custom Crush or Shared Premise?

E-Tier System: The Cutting Edge of Alcoholic Beverage E-Commerce

From Vineyard to Vintner

Home Winemaker Makes Good: Getting Started in the Wine Industry

The Marketing Power of Multiple Personalities (PDF only)

New AVAs Are Threatening Existing Brand Names (PDF only)

Options for Growers in an Oversupply Market

The Rules of the Winery Name Game

Shiners: a Primer on Unlabeled Wine

So You Want to Get Married: How is Your Relationship with wholesalers?

Transferring Winery Permits and Licenses (PDF only)

Brand names

Geographic Brands: An Endangered Species?

The Marketing Power of Multiple Personalities (PDF only)

New AVAs Are Threatening Existing Brand Names (PDF only)

The Rules of the Winery Name Game

The Stakes in the Name Game Just Got Higher

Wineries, Regulators, and Growers Square Off Over Appellation Issues

Brewpubs

Brewpubs: Caught In The Regulatory Crossfire

Business Changes That Affect Your License

Permits, Approvals, Licenses, Notices, Certificates...

Winning at Local Politics

Compliance wisdom

Are We on a Collision Course?

Compliance and the Laws of Physics

Compliance, Diplomacy, and the Bottom Line

The Fine Art of Asking Questions

Marketing and Compliance: The Eternal Tug of War

The New Regulator

The No No-Way: How to Win with Bureaucracy

The Tao of Compliance

Direct shipping

2003's Bumper Crop of Direct Shipping Legislation

Are We on a Collision Course?

E-Tier System: The Cutting Edge of Alcoholic Beverage E-Commerce

Direct Shipping: No 50 Lane Super Highway Yet (PDF only)

Life After Supreme Court Decision (PDF only)

Retail operations, privileges, etc.

Permits, Approvals, Licenses, Notices, Certificates...

Winning at Local Politics

Marketing and Compliance: The Eternal Tug of War

Tied house & three tier system

E-Tier System: The Cutting Edge of Alcoholic Beverage E-Commerce

Marketing and Compliance: The Eternal Tug of War

Shedding Tiers: Exposing the Three-tier Myth (PDF only)

So You Want to Get Married: How is Your Relationship with Wholesalers?

Three Tier or Free Trade?

Tied House: Pillar of Alcohol Regulation

TTB - Federal permits

The New TTB: It's Not Just A Name Change (PDF only)

Things Always Get Worse Before They Get Better (PDF only)

Wine labeling

Follow the Rules for Label Approval

How High is Your "Labeling Comply-Q?"

Mistakes Happen: The Ins and Outs of Label Use-Ups, Part One

Mistakes Happen: The Ins and Outs of Label Use-Ups, Part Two

Shiners: a Primer on Unlabeled Wine

Winery operations, privileges, etc.

Are You Practicing Safe Sales?

Avoiding Growing Pains (PDF only)

Bond Basics

Business Changes That Affect Your License

Harvest Prepardness: Get Licenses and Contracts in Order

Importing Bulk Varietals

Marketing and Compliance: The Eternal Tug of War

The Marketing Power of Multiple Personalities (PDF only)

New AVAs Are Threatening Existing Brand Names (PDF only)

Options for Growers in an Oversupply Market

Refresher Course on Wine Taxes

The Rules of the Winery Name Game

Shiners: a Primer on Unlabeled Wine

Terrorism Threat Forces Wineries to Submit to FDA Jurisdiction

Tips for Tasting Room Staff (and Winery Marketers!)

So You Want to Get Married: How is Your Relationship with Wholesalers?

Transferring Winery Permits and Licenses (PDF only)

Wineries on the Go