Texas Supreme Court Upholds Prohibition on Cross Ownership in Texas

The Texas Supreme Court ruled in favor of the Texas ABC decision not to grant an alcohol retailer permit to an entity owned by in part by an entity that owns 20% of Heineken.  The 6-2 decision affirming the Texas ABC decision follows similar affirmance from the court of appeals, a district judge and a…Read More

10th Annual Alcohol Law and Policy Conference Will Be Held in Chicago on September 7th and 8th.

The Center for Alcohol Policy’s 10th Annual Alcohol Law and Policy Conference will be held September 6 – 8, 2017, at the wonderful Hyatt Chicago Magnificent Mile. For those interested in suggesting program ideas please contact info@centerforalcoholpolicy.org.   This conference brings together the widest variety of alcohol industry, public health and governmental members to discuss and reflect on alcohol law and…Read More

United Kingdom Moves Toward a Three-Tier System With Alcohol Wholesaler Registration

As of January 1, 2016, any company in the United Kingdom that sells alcohol to another business will need to apply to register for the Alcohol Wholesaler Registration Scheme (AWRS). This law was introduced by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) to tackle alcohol fraud. The failure to pay alcohol taxes and wide-scale illegal production and…Read More

7th Circuit Rules for Indiana in Cold Beer Case

The 7th Circuit finally ruled for the state of Indiana against a challenge by grocery stores related to the regulations on the sale of cold beer.    In its opinion, the court ruled for the state and concluded; “The Association’s policy arguments for allowing cold-beer sales by grocery and convenience stores are matters for the Indiana…Read More

Center for Alcohol Policy’s Law and Policy Conference set for September 10 and 11, 2015 in Chicago.

The Center for Alcohol Policy (CAP) Eighth Annual Alcohol Law and Policy Conference will be held September 9-11, 2015, at the Hyatt Chicago Magnificent Mile in Chicago, Illinois. The conference starts with an informal evening reception on the 9th.  The conference will take place all day the 10th and conclude at noon on the 11th….Read More