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Charity Wine License – Fill the Glass to Fill the Coffer

Law Offices of John P. Connell, P.C.: Charitable organizations seeking to host fundraising events deriving proceeds from the sale of wine is a great way to attract donors, but the charity must comply with alcoholic beverage licensing requirements and applicable regulations. The sale of wine at a charitable fundraiser falls within two distinct categories – Charity Wine Auction License (“CWAL”) Continue Reading...
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Boston to Receive 75 New Licenses Under Proposed Legislation

Law Offices of John P. Connell, P.C.: Contained within a lengthy “economic development” bill, a State House Committee on July 29, 2014 released a proposed revision to Massachusetts General Law, Chapter 138, which will, among other things, authorize the City of Boston to issue up to 75 new liquor licenses over the next three years. Under this new bill, the Continue Reading...
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Management Agreements – Use Caution

 Law Offices of John P. Connell, P.C.: A restaurant, bar or hotel holding a liquor license may seek to delegate management responsibilities to another individual or entity through a contractual relationship, known as a management or operating agreement. This agreement requires approval from the local licensing authorities and Alcoholic Beverages Control Commission (the “ABCC”), typically drawing substantial scrutiny from such Continue Reading...
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THE CASE FOR MAINTAINING THE LIQUOR LICENSE CAP IN MASSACHUSETTS

Law Offices of John P. Connell, P.C.:  In Massachusetts, pursuant to state law, the number of liquor licenses towns and cities are authorized to issue is capped at a certain number based upon that municipality’s population.  Essentially, the law provides that one all alcoholic beverages pouring license may be issued for every thousand people in that municipality. Yet, not all Continue Reading...
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THE DO’S AND DONT’S OF IDENTIFYING WINE REGIONS ON LABELS

Law Offices of John P. Connell, P.C.:  “When it comes to wine, there is no ingredient more important than location,” explains the Joint Declaration to Protect Wine Place & Origin, a petition aimed to discourage the misapplication of geographic regions on wine labels.  Advocators and signatories of this petition include the regions of Napa Valley, Sonoma County, Champagne, and Chianti Continue Reading...
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