California legislation creates a niche instead of a solution

By |2022-08-14T14:11:17+00:00August 14th, 2022|Legislation|

California legislation creates a niche instead of a solution

California legislation, AB-495, proposes to loosen the strict rules, which forbid a distilled spirits manufacturer from distributing its own products. Under California law a Distilled Spirits Manufacturer and a Craft Distiller cannot self-distribute their own product, and unlike the wine and beer […]

Texas Best Road to Take for E-Commerce

By |2022-08-02T17:20:03+00:00August 2nd, 2022|Liquor Industry Insights|

Texas Best Road to Take for E-Commerce

The Texas Alcoholic Beverage Control (TABC) drafted a Marketing Practices Advisory (Advisory), on E-Commerce Advertising and Sales Platforms, which deals with how to regulate e-commerce in the liquor space. It recently held a stakeholders meeting, where it took feedback from the industry. As there were […]

Irish Liquor Lawyer writes first column for VinePair

By |2022-07-19T15:39:48+00:00July 19th, 2022|Irish Liquor Lawyer in The Press, Media|

 

I am proud to announce that I wrote my first column for VinePair.

The column is about the Uniform Law Commission and its ridiculous endorsement of unconstitutional governmental overreach. The ULC believes achieving policy goals is more important than preserving constitutional principles.

As VinePair is a publication I have great admiration for, I am honored to […]

Irish Liquor Lawyer makes 65th Media appearance as the Lone voice against the ULC

By |2022-07-14T13:32:21+00:00July 14th, 2022|Media|

 

Hit a milestone with 65th media appearance. Great mention in Blake Gray’s Wine Searcher article about the dangers of the Uniform Law Commission’s Alcohol Direct-Shipping Compliance Act.

Blake recognizes that I was the only one covering this issue and pointing out the dangers involved if this Act got passed.

Great piece which points out the perils […]

Uniform Law Commission and its Questionable Constitutional Mandates

By |2022-07-07T01:12:40+00:00July 7th, 2022|Liquor Industry Insights|

Uniform Law Commission and its Questionable Constitutional Mandates

The Uniform Law Commission will meet in Philadelphia from July 8, to July 14, 2022 to consider adopting proposals including one named, Alcohol Direct-Shipping Compliance Act Draft (ACT), which of course deals with adopting a model law for states to consider when […]

Irish Liquor Lawyer Submits Amicus Brief of behalf of the National Association of Wine Retailers in the 4th Circuit

By |2022-06-22T12:11:06+00:00June 21st, 2022|Liquor Case Discussion|

 

Irish Liquor Lawyer Submits Amicus Brief in the 4th Circuit

I recently submitted an Amicus brief in the 4th Circuit, supporting a request for an en banc hearing of the 4th Circuit’s decision in B-21 Wines v. Bauer, which upheld North Carolina’s discriminatory wine retailer shipping law.

The amicus focused on the 4th […]

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