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Ohio Attorney General Utilizes 21st Amendment Enforcement Act against Wine.com & Wine Country Gift Baskets

By |2020-07-09T04:15:03+00:00July 9th, 2020|Liquor Case Discussion|

 

21st Amendment Enforcement Act is alive and well

In what may be a first in recent memory, the Ohio AG Dave Yost is utilizing the Twenty-first Amendment Enforcement Act to file a preliminary injunction in federal court to stop certain retailers from shipping wine and spirits into the state.

The specific retailers named in […]

Big City Fights May Emerge in the Wine Shipping Game

By |2020-07-04T14:41:23+00:00July 4th, 2020|Legislation, Liquor Industry Insights|

 

Big City Fights May Emerge in the Wine Shipping Game

After years of budget mismanagement that is only getting worse, Chicago decided to expand its tax base by imposing its liquor tax on Direct To Consumer (DTC) winery shipments into the state. The new tax will treat a direct wine shipper like any retailer […]

Cocktails-For-Hope nominated for an award

By |2020-06-22T20:26:19+00:00June 22nd, 2020|Breaking News|

 

Cocktails-For-Hope was nominated for a Time In Award  by Time Out Chicago. The award recognizes Chicago organizations that by their hard work and creativity helped make a difference in the hospitality community during quarantine time.

Cocktails-For-Hope is a grassroots effort started in Mid-March to bring cocktails-to-go to help the struggling hospitality community in Chicago […]

Irish Liquor Lawyer on WGN Karen Conti show

By |2020-06-22T20:08:49+00:00June 22nd, 2020|Liquor Case Discussion|

I had the privilege of discussing cocktails-to-go on the Karen Conti show. It was a wide ranging discussion covering the specifics of the Illinois and City of Chicago cocktails-to-go law and also we delved it other topics such as the future of the  liquor industry.

 

Cocktails-For-Hope makes history: Irish liquor Lawyer discusses in the media

By |2020-06-18T21:13:57+00:00June 18th, 2020|Breaking News, Irish Liquor Lawyer in The Press|

 

Cocktails-For-Hope did something that not even Al Capone and his muscleman could do, they made cocktails-to-go legal in Chicago.

I was honored to discuss this historic occasion with Fox Chicago, NBC 5 Chicago, and Time Out Chicago. 

BE sure to check out our webinar tomorrow

Webinar on Illinois’ new cocktails-to-go law: Tomorrow at 1

By |2020-06-18T18:30:46+00:00June 18th, 2020|Legislation, Liquor Industry Insights|

Cocktails-For-Hope is hosting a free webinar tomorrow at 1:00 pm central time on the new Illinois cocktails-to-go law. The panel includes Julia Momose of Kumiko and Cocktails-For-Hope, Ian Beacraft Co-Founder Cocktails-For-Hope, Lindsey Lapointe, Illinois State Representative, who co-sponsored and drafted the bill, and myself, Irish Liquor Lawyer, Sean O’Leary.

Sign up here

 

Irish Liquor Lawyer speaking about Cocktails-For-Hope on NBC 5 and Fox Chicago

By |2020-06-17T20:39:47+00:00June 17th, 2020|Breaking News, Irish Liquor Lawyer in The Press|

 

KUMIKO IS THE ONLY PLACE I WOULD ORDER MY FIRST COCKTAIL FROM

 

With Chicago passing cocktails-to-go and making it legal for the first time since the 1930s, NBC and Fox Chicago are doing a segment on Cocktails-For-Hope celebrating a hard earned victory. NBC plans on doing […]

I ask for one more favor for cocktails-to-go

By |2020-06-12T03:58:25+00:00June 12th, 2020|Legislation, Liquor Industry Insights|

I ask for one more favor for cocktails-to-go

 

When I started working with Cocktails-For-Hope three months ago, I could not imagine the tremendous and positive impact we would have on the Illinois hospitality industry.

We changed the law and made in possible for many bars and restaurants to access the income stream necessary to […]

Cocktails-to-go ordinance passes

By |2020-06-10T15:37:34+00:00June 8th, 2020|Breaking News, Liquor Industry Insights|

Cocktails-to-go ordinance passes unanimously out of Chicago City Council Committee

Chicago’s City Council Committee on License and Consumer Protection unanimously passed out of committee a Cocktails to Go Ordinance. 

The ordinance is poised to be voted on June 17th, and I don’t see any problem with it passing. An over 2/3rds vote means the […]