Supreme Court Update: State of Missouri files reply brief

By |2021-09-10T21:02:28+00:00September 10th, 2021|Breaking News|

The State of Missouri filed a reply brief in the Sarasota Wine v. Schmitt case which is on appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court.

Missouri originally waived their right to respond to a cert petition challenging their discriminatory wine shipping law.

However, the U.S. Supreme Court demanded a response. A conference date is set for September 27th on […]

The fulfillment house folly, what exactly are we accomplishing?

By |2021-09-10T13:41:29+00:00September 10th, 2021|Liquor Industry Insights|

The fulfillment house folly, what exactly are we accomplishing?

Recently, several states including Alabama, Kansas, and Tennessee passed bills requiring that fulfillment houses shipping wine become licensed. Under these laws, a winery can only ship wine via its own premises or a licensed fulfillment house.

If a winery ships from an unlicensed fulfillment house, it […]

Supreme Court request response from the State in wine retailer shipping case

By |2021-08-12T02:13:20+00:00August 12th, 2021|Breaking News|

The U.S. Supreme Court today demanded that the state respond to a cert petition filed, which challenges the 8th Circuit’s decision upholding Missouri’s discriminatory wine retailer shipping law.

The Supreme Court has set the case for conference for September 10, 2021. Although the odds are always against the Court granting cert, the Court’s demand means that […]

Fulfillment House Licensing: The new way to undermine direct to consumer shipping

By |2021-08-11T03:16:22+00:00August 11th, 2021|Liquor Industry Insights|

Fulfillment House Licensing: The new way to undermine direct to consumer shipping

How Licensing fulfillment houses will create an administrative octopus and threaten to kill off avenues for direct-to-consumer shipping.

Direct-to-consumer (DTC) shipping of wine greatly increased during COVID. Conventional wisdom indicates the growth of DTC shipping will ride the wave of momentum […]

Irish Liquor Lawyer writes U.S. Supreme Court Amicus Brief

By |2021-07-14T23:13:21+00:00July 14th, 2021|Breaking News, Liquor Case Discussion|

 

Irish Liquor Lawyer writes an amicus brief in support of the National Association of Wine Retailer’s position that the Supreme Court should grant cert in Sarasota Wine Market v. Schmitt, an Eighth Circuit decision which upheld a lower court decision affirming Missouri’s discriminatory wine shipping law as Constitutional.

The Eighth Circuit held that because Missouri’s law […]

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