Tampa, Fla. – July 28, 2020 – GrayRobinson, P.A. Shareholder Richard M. Blau, chair of the firm’s alcohol beverage law, food law and cannabis industry law groups, was interviewed on the CGTN America segment “COVID-19 & Alcohol Sales.” CGTN’s Rachelle Akuffo discussed with Mr. Blau how the coronavirus has affected the U.S. alcohol industry, its economic consequences to date, and regulatory efforts to address the pandemic. Mr. Blau explained many problems alcohol beverage manufacturers, distributors and especially on-premises retailers are facing. He also discussed creative measures that many state governments are implementing to meet the current challenges, while warning against the extraordinary harms caused by continuing federal tariffs on alcohol beverages as part of America’s ongoing trade wars. View the full interview here.