Street Fairs are a popular tradition in California and elsewhere, sometimes drawing tens of thousands of visitors. Street fairs typically provide food vendors, silent auctions, raffles, and live music. Some are focused narrowly as “beer and wine festivals.” Non-profit 501c3 organizations often sponsor street fairs and festivals. Sponsors might include the “XYZ Street Fair,” a […]
Can An Unlicensed Person Sell Their Vintage Wine?
I was browsing CraigsList today and ran across this post in the discussion forum. “Can someone please advise me where to sell a rare bottle of wine? It is a Mostagel Velho de Torna-Viagem is stamped with Rio De Janeiro 1922. I have done some research on the bottle and found some interesting stuff, I’ve […]
How to Avoid Liquor License Trouble at Halloween
Halloween is almost here and many bars, nightclubs and other licensed establishments are getting creative with their events and marketing of alcoholic beverages. If you’re having a costume contest at your establishment, be careful what you give away as prizes. I just read about a winery whose Halloween bash includes a “frightfully exciting” costume contest, […]
Free Responsible Beverage Service Workshop To Be Held in Concord
A free Responsible Beverage Service workshop is being held in Concord, CA on Monday, April 26, 2010. This workshop is for those working in the restaurant industry. The workshop is co-sponsored by Monument Corridor Anti-Drug Coalition / New Connections, Concord Police Department and Center for Applied Research Solutions (CARS). I highly recommend it. The trainer, […]
Computer Upgrades at Cal ABC Delay License Applications
The California Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) will be upgrading its computer system. To do this, they are shutting down liquor license applications from May 14, 2010 to May 24, 2010. The new computer system will be up and running on May 24, 2010. The ABC announced this delay applies only to those wanting to file for permanent […]
Can The State Revoke a Liquor License for Taxes Owed?
Recently there was a news story about a bar in Montrose who had their liquor license revoked for nonpayment of taxes owed to the State. The story was a little confusing because the reporter used the terms, suspended and revoked interchangeably. These are two different things. A liquor license suspension is a temporary halt in the […]