About the Books
Our guides give brewers and vintners interested in opening breweries and wineries a quick glance at the issues they might face, and allow them to be more productive with business plans. The primers are focused on providing brewers and vintners with a basic understanding of what issues and costs might arise in opening or expanding a brewery or winery. They also help a brewer or vintner identify what questions to ask about the alcohol and beverage laws, and where to find the answers; thus, freeing the brewer to focus on generating innovative business ideas.
The primers do not provide legal, business, tax, or other financial advice; and they may not be used as substitutes for obtaining the counsel and advice of competent licensed legal, business, accounting, and financial professionals.
The Legal Libations Blog
Starting with your own equipment in a leased or purchased space is not the only way to start a low budget brewery or winery. A brewery or winery can contract with an existing brewery or winery with extra capacity to use the space and equipment (this is known as an alternating proprietorship). Alternating proprietorships are… read more
Think you need to own a vineyard to start a winery? Think again; the urban winery is on the rise. Winemakers from New York to Seattle are locating their winemaking facilities in the city rather than the traditional rural setting near the winery’s vineyards. Amateur winemakers are taking risks and making award winning wines without… read more