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OLBA Blog

OLBA Blog
Why Haven’t You Joined the OLBA?By Philip Craig on May 30, 2017If you are receiving this newsletter, you may already be an OLBA member, but if you are a permit holder who is not yet a member of the OLBA, then it’s time to make a commitment that impacts your bottom line! Join the organization...

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Alcoholic Beverages Law

Alcoholic Beverages Law
2017 Changes to Washington Liquor Laws Affecting Producers and Distributors by Susan Johnson on August 3, 2017 at 11:31 pm This post was guest authored by Stoel Rives summer associate Alex Pearson. With the Washington State Legislature’s third special session at a close, now is a good time for alcoholic beverage producers and distributors to take...

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Drinks Business Review

Drinks Business Review
Big Rock Brewery and Fireweed Brewing sign JV deal on April 19, 2018 at 11:00 pm Big Rock Brewery, a Canadian public company with offices and a brewery located in Calgary, Alberta, has signed a joint venture (JV) agreement with Fireweed Brewing, a privately-owned beverage firm situated in Kelowna BC. […] Puerto Rico’s Medalla Light...

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Just Drinks

Just Drinks
This week in soft drinks & bottled water, featuring the cannabis wave, PepsiCo fizz and a frozen Coke on April 20, 2018 at 3:01 pm Here's a round-up of this week's top stories from the global soft drinks & bottled water categories. Click the links to see our round-ups for beer & cider and spirits...

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Nightclub & Bar Digital: Operations

Nightclub & Bar Digital: Operations
From Hyper-local to Hyper-loyal: Ingredient Sources Matter to Your Guests by David Klemt on April 16, 2018 at 11:02 pm Local and organic ingredients are no longer just a trend. All indications point to such ingredients becoming the standard in many markets. No longer just wishful thinking by hopeful guests, healthy local ingredients are the...

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Wine & Spirits Daily

Wine & Spirits Daily
Spain's Codorniu Rebuffs Carlyle Group's Takeover Bid on April 20, 2018 at 7:52 pm Yesterday, Barcelona-based cava producer Codorniu turned down a takeover bid from US private equity firm the Carlyle Group, per a Codorniu spokesperson, reports Reuters. But the company is still interested in gaining an investor partner. […] Pernod Now has "More Leeway"...

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Wine Spectator

Wine Spectator
Chef Talk: The Education of Charlie Palmer (Wine Spectator) on April 20, 2018 at 2:00 pm The Aureole chef, restaurateur and sometime winemaker shares some lessons he's learned in his distinguished career, and hints at a special project behind the scenes […] Italian Wine Aims to Up Its Game in the United States (Wine Spectator)...

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