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Tennessee, we have a constitutional problem

By |2021-03-25T16:14:15+00:00March 25th, 2021|Legislation|

Tennessee, we have a constitutional problem

Tennessee HB 0742 and SB 0705 represented an ill-fated attempt to ban fulfillment houses from shipping wine to Tennessee residents. Based on a groundswell of opposition and the legislative sponsor actually gaining an education on wine shipping, the fulfillment house ban provision was taken out of […]

Lamberth in Wonderland: Fulfillment House Ban lifted in Tennessee, but still be concerned

By |2021-03-10T02:42:38+00:00March 10th, 2021|Breaking News, Legislation|

Lamberth in Wonderland: Fulfillment House Ban lifted in Tennessee, but still be concerned

 

State Representative William Lamberth has lifted his proposed ban on fulfillment houses, alleluia!

After hearing from many consumers and Tennessee wineries, Mr. Lamberth discovered fulfillment houses are important to the wine industry, and that many Tennessee wineries utilize fulfillment houses. […]

Captain Lamberth and Tennessee’s Ship of Fools

By |2021-03-07T18:43:32+00:00March 7th, 2021|Legislation, Liquor Industry Insights|

Captain Lamberth and Tennessee’s Ship of Fools

 

Tennessee State Representative William Lamberth, provided testimony on why wine shipped from fulfillment houses should be made illegal in Tennessee.

Here is the direct excerpt from his testimony:

“Large fulfillment centers have someone’s complete customer list, handles all their marketing and distribution, they have the complete ability […]

Illinois legislation proposes to open up shipping markets and expand brew pub privileges

By |2021-02-25T03:07:04+00:00February 25th, 2021|Legislation|

 

Illinois legislation proposes to open up shipping markets and expand brew pub privileges

Newly introduced legislation in Illinois proposes to expand shipping markets and increase privileges for brew pubs.

Brew Pubs

Under current Illinois law, brew pubs, which maintain full retail privileges, cannot self-distribute their products to retailers. New legislation proposes to […]

Illinois Legislation proposes to make cocktails-to-go permanent

By |2021-02-25T02:04:55+00:00February 25th, 2021|Legislation|

Illinois Legislation proposes to make cocktails-to-go permanent

SB532 and HB3495 aim to make cocktails-to-go permanent in Illinois. Under previously passed legislation, cocktails-to-go was set to expire on June 2, 2021.

The legislation would also expand the entities that could offer cocktails-to-go. Specifically, craft distillers, wine maker’s premise license holders, brew pubs, and […]

Missouri’s discriminatory wine retailer shipping law upheld by the 8th Circuit

By |2021-02-17T00:19:05+00:00February 17th, 2021|Breaking News, Liquor Case Discussion|

 

Missouri’s discriminatory wine retailer shipping law upheld by the 8th Circuit

The Eight Circuit announced today that Missouri’s wine retailer shipping law, which allows in-state retailers to ship to Missouri residents, but denies this same privilege to out-of-state retailers is constitutional. Sarasota Wine Markets, LLC v. Schmitt, 19-1948 (8th Circuit) Sarasota […]

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