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Maryland Wineries, Brewers and Distillers Associations – Brewing Legislative Success

Brad Rifkin, Patrick Roddy and RWL’s Government Relations and Lobbying group successfully assisted Maryland’s alcohol manufacturing industry, in-state wineries, breweries, and distilleries to navigate the complex political and legislative hurdles of Maryland’s three-tier alcohol system.  Those efforts include granting the industry direct shipping rights, self-distribution rights, on and off-premise rights, tax relief and direct industry funding.  Recently, RWL spearheaded the successful overhaul of Maryland’s restrictive franchise laws which, dating back to 1974, all but locked Maryland’s craft breweries into a perpetual business relationship with their wholesaler.