The State Liquor Authority (SLA) regulates the manufacture and sale of alcoholic beverages. The New York State Alcohol Beverage Control Law (ABCL) specifies that no manufacturer or wholesaler shall sell to any retailer nor shall any retailer purchase any alcoholic beverages unless these beverages are labeled in accordance with the Authority’s Rules and Federal Regulations and unless such label shall be registered with and approved by the State Liquor Authority. Effective January 1, 1994, wine does not need to be brand label registered if the wine has received label approval from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (BATF).
Data Collection Methodology: Base information corresponds to that provided, by applicants, on registered brand labels.
Statistical and Analytical Issues: Correlations could be made for different variables as a user of the data assesses the information.
Limitations of Data Use: The data is straightforward and indicates the facts associated with each registered brand label.