The alcohol beverage industry is one of the most regulated consumer product industries in the United States: producers, importers, distributors, and retailers generally require licenses through both federal and state government agencies; labels and formulas are subject to administrative approval prior to sale at market; and regulations exist that often prohibit cross ownership between licensed entities. The wine industry is not immune from these concerns, and wine is additionally subject to laws and rules for grape varieties and appellations of origin. Wine was also the topic of the 2005 Supreme Court case Granholm v. Heald, which had a major impact on the industry in the last decade.
This course, presented by Lindsey A. Zahn, lawyer at Lehrman Beverage Law, PLLC, provides a brief history of wine regulation in the United States, addresses some of the contemporary issues in wine law, and offers insight on some of the most convoluted laws in existence since the repeal of Prohibition.
I. Learn the history of wine regulation in the U.S.
II. Gain a general understanding of federal wine labeling and advertising
III. Generate a picture of how federal and state agencies work together
IV. Provide an overview of trade practice laws unique to a highly regulated industry
Lindsey A. Zahn, Esq. is an alcohol beverage and food attorney at Lehman Beverage Law, PLLC. Ms. Zahn has previously counseled wine, beer, and spirits companies on licensing and compliance, federal and state labeling, customs regulations, supplier agreements, and advertising and promotions.
She is an award-winning author on wine law, publishes a leading wine law blog called On Reserve, and has traveled to over a dozen wine regions in the U.S. and Europe. Additionally, she has given talks and instructed classes on wine law throughout the country and in France. In 2014 and 2015, her blog was nominated as one of the Top 100 Legal Blogs by the ABA Journal.
Although this area of the law has absolutely nothing to do with my areas of practice, I greatly enjoyed the presentation and found it to be a fascinating peek into the world of wine law.
Ms. Zahn needs to tape an intermediate course, especially in light of the 2019 SCt. decision involving Tennessee. She's very good.
Very informative! Ms. Zahn knows her wine (law).
Never knew so much about wine.
Knowledgeable, engaging & well prepared presentation
Great niche content and very knowledgeable presenter.
Wow. VERY knowledgeable lecturer. THANKS.
Great overview of a complex area of law. Presenter was very engaging.
Lindsey is incredibly knowledgeable and a great resource!
Accompanying slides to presentation very well done.
Very interesting presentation. I had no idea this industry was so highly regulated.
So thorough and clear. Great job!
I loved this sentence from the lecture (I may be off a word or two, but not on the important ones): "You can ALWAYS argue about SOME of these things under CERTAIN circumstances."
Very interesting and informative
Very interesting course.
Excellent presentation and materials. Thank you.
excellent overview of an interesting topic
God overview of the complexities and nuances of this area of the law.
Excellent course for someone who is new to the field of Wine Law. Very detailed and thorough.
Great presentation, incredibly knowledgeable presenter who was also easy to follow. Very interesting subject.
Very cool topic. Enjoyed the presentation a Great deal-Thanks
Very interesting presentation.
Really informative. Good presentation.
well done good deal on case cites'
Wonderful course! Super interesting, well-organized, and thought-provoking. Thanks!
Very interesting content and useful slides.
Good basic overview.
She covers a lot of info, well organized, good materials.
Excellent content; liked the presenter a lot, easy to listen to
Best course ever!
Very interesting area of law.
Opened my eyes to extent pf regulation of the industry
I had no idea this area was regulated by so many agencies and from so many directions. Yikes!
Interesting area of practice.