Did Somebody Say Wine? I’m there… Speaking on Wine Law

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Beautiful Lush Grape Vine In The Morning Mist and Sun with Room for Your Own Text on Blurry Vineyard Background.I will be speaking on winery and vineyard law in Long Island, New York for National Business Institute in the area of wine law on on November 10, 2015 from 9:00am to 4:30pm (long day!)

During my part of the presentation, I will be speaking on the following topics:

1) An overview of Federal and New York State wine law;

2) How to obtain a wine license and permit for specific types of wineries;

3) A step-by-step of the documents that must be completed for the federal government to operate a wine business;

4) A step-by-step of the documents that must be completed for the New York State government to operate a wine business;

5) A brief overview and explanation of the federal excise tax;

6) Components of a wine label and what is required by the government;

7) An explanation of the 9 classes of wine (also called standards of identity of wines);

8) Organic wine labeling and what is required by the government;

9) Specific rules regarding importation and exportation of wine and how New York laws govern interstate and intrastate shipping of wine;

10) The rigorous record keeping requirements for anyone in the wine industry;

11) What is required to become a wholesaler in New York; and

12) Rules for advertising wine to the public.

Other presenters include Mitchel S. Cohen from Wechsler & Cohen, Walter Gumersell from Rivkin Radler, Tim Lewis (tax attorney extraordinaire!) from T.W. Lewis & Col, David Eagon from Eagon & Matthews, and Gail Ritzert from Havkins Rosenfeld Ritzert & Varriale.  My part of the presentation will begin promptly at 1:30pm if you can only make part of the day.

This day is a basic-to-intermediate seminar designed for attorneys but different segments in the wine and vineyard industry are welcome.  For those of you who know me, you know I like to keep things practical and simple (well, as simple as the law can be sometimes).

Wanna go?  Register via National Business Institute (“NBI”) for $359 here.  The product code is 70826ER.  Can’t go?  Don’t worry.. you can order the materials and the recording from NBI a few weeks after the event.


After beefing up my winery and vineyard skills, I’m happy to announce that I’m expanding my food and agriculture law practice for this area of law.  So bring on the wine(ries!) and vineyards!  I’m here to answer your questions!

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