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Cocktails For Hope Petition Passes 10,000 signatures

By |2020-05-06T18:51:09+00:00May 6th, 2020|Breaking News|


When this petition first started it was around 200 signatures, now we are up to 10,000 signatures.

Folks we need to get this done. The hospitality industry is facing dire times. Take 5 minutes out of your day and call your state representative and senator.

Your friends and families own these businesses, wouldn’t be a shame […]

Irish Liquor Lawyer mentioned in Cocktails For Hope Chicago Tribune Article

By |2020-05-06T03:52:56+00:00May 6th, 2020|Breaking News, Irish Liquor Lawyer in The Press, Liquor Industry Insights|


Fantastic being mentioned in the Chicago Tribune’s article on cocktails-to-go. I have been honored to work with such a wonderful and dedicated team, especially Julia Momose and Ian Beacraft. Cocktails to-go gaining tractions in Illinois -Chicago Tribune, May 05, 2020.

Helping the hospitality industry during this difficult time and allowing them to gain a revenue […]

Petition for en banc hearing filed in the 6th Circuit Wine Shipping Case

By |2020-05-04T21:39:11+00:00May 4th, 2020|Breaking News, Liquor Case Discussion|

Lebamoff’s legal team filed a petition for en banc rehearing with the 6th Circuit today. Michigan prevailed at a three-judge panel on a lawsuit which challenged the constitutionality of their wine retailer shipping law, Michigan allows in-state retailers to ship to Michigan consumers but denies that privilege to out-of-state retailers.

The petition made an interesting point […]

6th Circuit Lebamoff Michigan Wine Retailer Decision: Judge Sutton gets nostalgic for the old days

By |2020-04-22T06:40:40+00:00April 22nd, 2020|Breaking News, Liquor Case Discussion|


6th Circuit Lebamoff Michigan Wine Retailer Decision: Judge Sutton gets nostalgic for the old days

Judge Sutton must be one for nostalgia. In this decision he chooses to turn back the clock to a day where the late 20s rules and the dangers of alcohol flowing into the state must be stopped.

Judge Sutton resurrects the temporarily […]

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 […]

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 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 […]

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 […]

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