See the ABC Server Permit tutorial

The RPLS will be live January 22. The TABC  has posted a YouTube tutorial on how to use the system to apply for your ABC Server Permit. You will also register for your class through the RPLS System. We do suggest you research classes prior to going on the system and registering. Need your ABC […] Read more


The ABC Server Permit process in Tennessee is going online!

And it’s coming sooner than you think. Beginning February 1, everyone is required to use the new TABC Regulatory Licensing and Permitting System or RLPS to complete the entire ABC Permit process. BEGINNING FEBRUARY 1,  ABC Server Permits, class registration, and keeping up with renewals will require a personal email address. Managers, start working to communicate this […] Read more

New TN Liquor Store Licensing Requirements

Wine in Grocery Stores changed more than just wine sales, it changed how liquor stores complete their licensing renewal process. Here’s what you need to know: Manager Permit – It is required that one manager be permitted. The process: 1. Take a law course also know as Designated Manager 2. Take a Responsible Wine Vendor […] Read more


The TABC launches the online Regulatory Licensing and Permitting System (RLPS)

Here is the notice from the TABC regarding the new online Regulatory Licensing and Permitting System (RLPS): The TABC is excited to announce the launch of the Regulatory Licensing and Permitting System (RLPS) on January 22, 2018. RLPS will allow the agency to more efficiently process licenses and permits, but we will need your help. […] Read more


Compliance Check Urban Myths

The stories run amuck when it comes to compliance checks and who’s friend heard from somebody that someone got “busted” for… First, the TABC is not going to do something that costs them time with no results. They have specific rules and regulations that govern what can and cannot happen with the underage buyer and […] Read more


Presenting with MDC on Thursday

TopShelf and the Metro Drug Commission have been asked to present to the Knoxville City Beer Board. The topic; how to help businesses pass compliance checks. As the new year approaches businesses and beer boards want to achieve 100% compliance during compliance checks. This week, in conjunction with MDC and SafeServe, we will present policy ideas […] Read more

Jan, 08, 2017



Designated Manager Training, TopShelf has you covered!

What is a Designated Manager? In order to stock wine before July 1 there must be at least one Designated Manager. This manager is required to complete a class to obtain their 5 year license. Designated Managers are the only ones that can order wine and pay for wine deliveries. Will Cheek, one of the most knowledgeable alcohol attorneys in […] Read more

ASAP Underage Drinking Task Force

The ASAP Underage Drinking Task Force is something I have participated in for quite some time. We have done some amazing things in Anderson County and even won the CADCA Got Outcomes Award in 2015 for our reduction in overall underage drinking. Thank you Chief Deputy Robin Smith for putting us back on track! What […] Read more


Designated Manager Requirements and Application

The TABC just posted a new link on their website. This link describes all designated manager requirements and includes a download for the designated manager application. Click here to download the application. If you have a problem downloading the application please contact our office and we can email it to you. All locations selling wine will be required to have […] Read more

TopShelf Wine Seller Training Makes the Local News

TopShelf is working hard to help companies complete their wine seller training before the July 1 wine sales date! Click  here to see or segment on WATE news.

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