Shockwaves sent through the Liquor system, the Provi lawsuit and its potential impact

By |2022-04-01T16:36:22+00:00April 1st, 2022|Liquor Case Discussion|

Shockwaves sent through the Liquor system, the Provi lawsuit and its potential impact

This week shockwaves were sent through the liquor legal world when Privo filed an antitrust lawsuit against Southern Wine and Spirits (Southern) and Republic National Distributing Company (RNDC). The complaint takes aim at alleged anti-competitive behavior of Southern and […]

By |2022-03-17T02:08:11+00:00March 17th, 2022|Liquor Industry Insights|

HOW WE CAN BE MORE LIKE IRELAND

As I attended the NABCA conference this week, a couple of individuals asked me, “if Irish Liquor Lawyer was going to have a Saint Patrick’s Day post?”

As I thought about, I definitely needed to write on Saint Patrick’s Day, even if it was a small […]

Will the Illinois Legislature listen to the Biden administration’s view on the liquor industry?

By |2022-03-04T04:43:48+00:00March 4th, 2022|Liquor Industry Insights|

Will the Illinois Legislature listen to the Biden administration’s view on the liquor industry?

The Treasury Department authored a report about the alcohol industry named, Competition in the Markets for Beer, Wine, and Spirits.

The report harped on the challenges facing smaller producers, and how markets must become more open and friendly for the small […]

Irish Liquor Lawyer in Wine Searcher: New York’s ludicrous decision and sexist conclusion

By |2022-03-01T15:16:40+00:00March 1st, 2022|Liquor Case Discussion|

I contributed to Blake Gray’s great piece  on New York SLA’s decision on refusal to grant a retail liquor license on absurd grounds.

Playing economic Nostradamus SLA believed the store wouldn’t make money so they denied the license. They also ridiculed the applicant because  “All the money appears to be coming from your wife, correct?”

Beyond […]

Teamsters, if Gallo then why not Beam

By |2022-02-11T02:35:43+00:00February 11th, 2022|Liquor Industry Insights|

Teamsters, if Gallo then why not Beam

The California Teamsters Public Affairs Council and the big wholesalers are celebrating a soon to be revealed amendment to the California Direct Shipping Bill, which would limit spirits direct shipping to those distilleries producing less than 150,000 gallons. The limitation is portrayed as a way […]

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