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Marbet Lewis

Marbet Lewis has focused her practice on the laws governing the alcohol industry and the manufacture, importation, and sale of alcohol beverage products since 2004. She represents clients in all aspects of alcohol and business licensing in Florida including alcohol licensee mergers and acquisitions, negotiation of asset purchase agreements and required alcohol use provisions, license transfers and licensing due diligence, trade practices, alcohol product advertising and review of marketing agreements, importation agreements, label approvals, and regulatory compliance guidance. Her experience also includes enforcement action defense and administrative litigation, zoning and land use due diligence and approval processes, and state and local government regulatory compliance. She works with domestic and foreign suppliers, wholesalers and a broad range of retailers, including nightclubs, bars, movie theater operators, hotels, restaurants, supermarkets, bars, nightclubs, and pharmacy chains.

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All of us at Spiritus Law wish you a very happy holiday season and joyous new year. Please enjoy this holiday edition of our Booze Barristers newsletter. We take a look at a subject dear to us – branding issues in the industry – and evaluate a demographic trend that may influence

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College sports and alcohol have long been inextricably linked through tailgating. Lately, however, colleges and universities are growing warmer to the idea of partnerships with alcoholic beverage brands that are slightly closer to home.  Recently, Yuengling secured naming rights to the University of South Florida’s (USF) Sun Dome, the university’s

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Wine & Spirits

Marvel’s Deadpool Named Creative Director of Espolón Tequila Just in time for the release of Deadpool 2 in theaters, Espolón Tequila, distributed by Campari Group, has announced that the Marvel superhero is their new Creative Director of Culture ’n’ Stuff. 20th Century Fox and the Campari Group are obviously having

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Global News

Amazon has finally joined the bandwagon of delivery services (including Postmates, Publix, and Instacart) already offering alcohol “on-demand” in Florida. In addition to asking Alexa for a number of other items, you can now ask her to order your packaged beer and wine. The company’s same-day delivery service, Prime Now

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Spiritus Law’s (formerly known as LewisFox Law) very own radio program, The Happy Hour Show, is on Fridays at 6pm on AM 880 The Biz. Every week, Robert Lewis and Marbet Lewis will discuss alcohol industry legal trends as well as news that affects your dining and nightlife experience. Listen

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BeerGlobal News

Is the alcohol industry in trouble with the newest wave of young beverage consumers? A recent study has gained significant attention in the last several months based on its conclusion that members of Generation Z are drinking less alcohol compared to previous generations. Who is Generation Z? According to the

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Trends Shaking Up the Cocktail Scene Gin distilled down the street; cocktails aged like bourbon or moonshine; negroni’s infused with shallots. One quarter of the way into 2018 three cocktail trends are showing up at bars and restaurants across the country. This year, when you go out for a drink,

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CannabisGlobal News

Shedding its Drug-war Past, Colombia Turns to Medical Marijuana A growing trend in Latin America focuses on  the legalization of limited amounts of narcotics for personal and medicinal use. This is a topic of increasing debate in the U.S., with great legal variation between states and the federal government. Legalized

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Wine & Spirits

Chilly Irish Morning 1 double shot of espresso 0.75 oz heavy cream slightly less than 0.75 oz 1:1 simple syrup 1.5 oz blended Irish whiskey ice Instructions Combine ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice Shake Double strain into a chilled coupe glass Garnish with a few coffee beans or

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President Trump made American manufacturing and trade policies top priorities during his campaign, and last week, he signed a declaration imposing a 25 percent tariff on imported steel and a 10 percent tariff on imported aluminum. Interestingly, the plan does exempt Mexico and Canada, and potentially other countries, pending continuing

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