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Nichole D. Shustack focuses her practice on alcohol trade practice, regulatory, commercial agreements and distribution matters. She represents companies in the alcohol beverage industry, including brewers, distillers and wineries and has in-depth knowledge of the legal, regulatory and distribution issues facing the industry. Read Nichole Shustack's full bio.
By Nichole Shustack, Alva C. Mather and Isabelle Cunningham on Jan 11, 2021
Posted In Alcohol Excise Taxes, Distribution, General Interest, Import/Export, Legislation, Trade Practices
Recently, Oregon issued clarification pertaining to the classification of hard seltzers in the state. The guidance, as summarized below, impacts the majority of hard seltzers in the market. Classification of hard seltzer has a number of impacts, most notably on excise tax (or “privilege tax”) rates and licensing needed to produce, import, distribute and sell...
By Alva C. Mather and Nichole Shustack on Aug 24, 2020
Posted In Advertising and Marketing, Distribution, General Interest, Legislation, TTB COLAs and Formulas
When you think of the relationship between alcohol and food, the classics come to mind: tiramisu, coq au vin and beer cheese. While there is a long culinary tradition of using alcohol in food, the newest trend is to utilize alcohol in innovative ways in the culinary world. Recently, a popular food/alcohol combo has been in the...
By Alva C. Mather and Nichole Shustack on Jul 22, 2020
Posted In Distribution
As was widely reported in the alcohol trade press, the state of Ohio filed suit against several online retail outlets a week ago after an investigation into direct-to-consumer shipments of wine and spirits into the state. The suit follows an investigation where employees of the Division of Liquor Control ordered wine and spirits online through...