Archive for the ‘Law’ Category

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The global wine market is about to get a shot in its legal arm

Tweet For any of my wine law friends, I’m sharing the upcoming Wine and Spirits Law Academy at UC Davis, scheduled for September 8, 9, and 10, 2014. Announcing the UC Davis Wine and Spirits Law Academy Sept. 8-10, 2014 University of California, Davis, and the Napa Valley, Calif. Wine and spirits legal experts from […]

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Immigration law at the Sonoma County Wine Library

Tweet There’s going to be an informative, hands-on workshop in both Spanish and English on Immigration law at the Sonoma County Wine Library. I’ve asked wine grape growers what it’s like, now that we have stricter immigration laws, and none of them are happy. Many are being forced to by mechanical harvesters, because workers are […]

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How does one legally start a winery?

Tweet I was contacted by Danielle Rodabaugh, the chief editor at SuretyBonds.com, a surety provider that issues bonds to working professionals across the nation. I’ve never studied this, nor have I ever helped a new business owner better understand how surety bonds affect the business licensing process. That’s a pretty specific area of starting a […]

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Having a wine event? You need to get a one day liquor license, and here’s the process

Tweet Each year, as I produce a wine event for PS I Love You called Dark & Delicious, I set one day aside for “the process.” The following is a great check list. In fact, I’ll be using this myself, so I don’t forget anything. It seems like I forget at least one thing each […]

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Busy bodies, they make the world go round… sorta…

Tweet I know, sometimes I’m one myself; like, I just reported a car that was dumped across the street from my house at the beginning of June 2012, and it was still there on June  25. I went out, had a look… the dust that had accumulated on it was enough that I could have […]

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How to legally start a winery

Tweet I was contacted by Danielle Rodabaugh, the chief editor at SuretyBonds.com, a surety provider that issues bonds to working professionals across the nation. I’ve never studied this, nor have I ever helped a new business owner better understand how surety bonds affect the business licensing process. That’s a pretty specific area of starting a […]

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Social Hosts: There’s a law targeting parents that is so broadly written, even the people who endorsed it are getting trapped by it

Tweet Given what I wrote about yesterday, regarding Barrel Tasting weekend being out of control in the younger demographic, and having a response from Richard that included “Social Host,” I think it’s interesting to ask…. Are you aware of this? I’m providing this as a public service announcement (P.S.A.), just so you know. From a […]