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Kentucky wine, beer, and spirits shipping bill becomes law

By |2020-04-13T20:42:01+00:00April 8th, 2020|Breaking News, Legislation|

Kentucky’s Liquor Shipping Bill has become law. This bill is limited solely to producers and does not include retailers.

Here are some of the specific.

The bill allows beer and wine producers to ship up to 10 cases per month to a consumer and 10 liters of spirits per month to a consumer.

Keep in mind that anyone […]

Happy Passover to my Jewish Friends: I hope you can get the Kosher Wine you desire

By |2020-04-13T20:42:02+00:00April 8th, 2020|Uncategorized|

 

I want to wish a Happy Passover to all my Jewish Friends.

Such a great celebration to commemorate the liberation of the Children of Israel who were led out of Egypt by Moses.

Enjoy your Seder meal!

But also remember those of the Jewish Faith in states without a predominant Jewish population. Because of restrictive wine shipping laws […]

Illinois issues bulletin on to-go sales and delivery of pre-mixed cocktail sales. Why I respectfully disagree

By |2020-04-13T20:42:02+00:00March 30th, 2020|Uncategorized|

Introduction

Illinois Liquor Control Commission (ILCC) issued guidance on March 29th on whether bars and restaurants could sell cocktails to-go and for delivery in their non-original package. ILCC decided that it would not make an exception during this emergency and allow for to-go cocktail sales.

The COVID-19 crisis has thrown another wrinkle into the system, […]

So proud to work with this restaurant industry group: Great article on NBC Chicago

By |2020-04-13T21:10:22+00:00March 28th, 2020|Breaking News|

I am so proud to work with the restaurant industry group members looking to expand their business opportunities during this difficult time. Please read the article on them.

Illinois restaurant industry members petititon to allow mixed beverage off premise sales

By |2020-04-13T20:42:02+00:00March 26th, 2020|Uncategorized|

Come on everyone we are almost there to 2,500 signatures. Take a moment out of your day to support the restaurant industry.

Dedicated members of the Illinois restaurant industry have started a petition to allow mixed beverage off-premise sales as a way to support the industry during this difficult time.

As well-renowned restaurateur Rick Bayless states ” […]

Illinois restaurant industry members petititon to allow mixed beverage off premise sales

By |2020-04-13T20:42:02+00:00March 25th, 2020|Breaking News|

Dedicated members of the Illinois restaurant industry have started a petition to allow mixed beverage off-premise sales as a way to support the industry during this difficult time.

Under Illinois law a retailer can fill a growler, a sealed container with beer, to go for off-premise sales. The law specifically does not allow the sale of […]

COVID-19: Supporting Direct to Consumer Wine Shipping May Be a Matter of Life and Death

By |2020-04-13T20:42:02+00:00March 23rd, 2020|Liquor Industry Insights|

COVID-19 forces us inside

During this time of great crisis our life has changed drastically. With shelter-in-place orders governing states such as California, Illinois, and New York, places of great importance in our society such as libraries, museums, houses of worship, and cultural institutions are closed for the public good.

To stop the spread […]

States should extend liquor credit laws based on the national emergency

By |2020-04-13T21:10:22+00:00March 23rd, 2020|Breaking News|

Following the lead of states like California, Massachusetts, and Nebraska, states should extend liquor credit laws for restaurants.

In many states, wholesalers and manufacturers can only extend credit to retailers for 30 days. After that period it becomes illegal to extend credit. In normal circumstances the law operates at its most optimal state.

But these are not […]

Support wineries in time of crisis by ordering via direct shipping

By |2020-04-13T21:10:22+00:00March 20th, 2020|Breaking News, Liquor Industry Insights|

The Coronavirus (COVID-19) has devastated the wine industry and forced many to close their tasting rooms. One winery indicated that closing their tasting room has lead to losing 80% of their revenue.

Wine shipping is the only source of revenue left for some of these wineries. And this revenue source may allow them get through a […]