Spend a Penny, Save a Pound

Two news articles came across my desktop today, both with a chilling message for employers out there. They come with two messages. Here’s the first message: hire an employment lawyer. And the second? I mean it. Hire an employment lawyer. The first article is about a celebrity who had a share of a restaurant in […]

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Social Media Precautions — Part Two

A few weeks ago, we talked about the TTB and its updated social media requirements. Today we’ll finish the discussion. If a winery maintains a blog about itself and discusses its products, events, and whatnot, it too is considered to be advertising under the TTB’s regulations. Blogs, therefore, must likewise contain mandatory statements. Microblogs, on […]

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Watch out!

OLCC stings target wineries

Between June 7 and 24, the OLCC targeted businesses, bars, and wineries throughout the state. As I analyze the data from the various stings, I am pleased with the compliant wineries and warily anticipate more to come in months ahead. I will isolate stings in two areas of the state known for its wine, the […]

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Social Media Precautions — Part One

Before you jump on twitter or Facebook to talk about your favorite wines, make sure you’re compliant with the TTB’s restrictions on social media. Today’s blog will cover the current climate — what federal law requirements and what the changes are to certain social media.  Federal law prohibits advertisements of wine, spirits, and beer from […]

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