“It has been a lifelong dream of mine and my families to start a wine business, but once we started filling out paperwork, we quickly discovered we were in over our heads. I was fortunate enough to have the pleasure of meeting Lauren Tyson in 2013. Her patience, guidance, and knowledge was instrumental in assisting […]
Hunger Games Star Inside a Bar? If Proven, it Could Cost the Bar and the Star
TMZ recently reported 19-year-old actor Alexander Ludwig, star from the Hunger Games, was spotted being illegally inside The Sayers Club in Hollywood. To be or not to be in a bar or club. That is the question. The Sayers Club is at 1645 Wilcox Avenue, Los Angeles, does, in fact, have a Type 48, On-Sale […]
Donations of Alcoholic Beverages by Retail Licensees
California state liquor law generally prohibits a retail licensee from donating alcoholic beverages. But there are a few exceptions. The exceptions involve donating to certain organizations holding a temporary license. Those organizations a retailer may donate alcoholic beverages to are: 1. A member-supported television station, which is also a non-profit charitable corporation, holding a temporary off-sale beer and wine […]
Understanding Interim Retail Permits
When someone applies for a liquor license and the application is protested by the community, what recourse does the applicant have while he or she waits for the ABC hearing and any appeals? After all, ABC’s investigation of a protested application and waiting for the hearing can take six months or longer. This can create financial […]
What is a Portable Bar Counter License? What is a Duplicate Liquor License?
In this post, I will discuss the Type 68 Portable Bar Counter license and the Duplicate license and how they differ. Both of these licenses are “non-master” type licenses. In other words, they do not stand alone. They require a master license to operate; e.g., Type 47 or 48, On-Sale General (permitting the sale of beer, wine […]
What is Liquor Liability Insurance?
Liquor liability insurance is a type of insurance for businesses that sell alcoholic beverages. For example, a convenience store, a night club, bar/tavern or country club. Organizers of special events may, too, want or need liquor liability insurance. Why would a business obtain this insurance? Because selling alcoholic beverages is inherently risky. The greatest (but […]