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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 […]

Whitmer takes the path of least Constitutional resistance

By |2021-01-18T01:56:04+00:00January 18th, 2021|Legislation, Liquor Industry Insights|

Whitmer takes the path of least Constitutional resistance

Several liquor bills (Senate Bills 934, 1138, 1139, 1140) in Michigan were recently vetoed by Governor Gretchen Whitmer. When presented with the bills, Governor Gretchen Whitmer decided to exercise her pocket veto, which allows a governor to veto legislation by failing to act on […]

Michigan proposes liquor legislation, beware of the consequences!

By |2020-10-26T19:16:27+00:00October 26th, 2020|Legislation, Liquor Industry Insights|

 

Michigan proposes liquor legislation, beware!

The Michigan legislature has proposed several pieces of legislation that will become problematic if passed into law.

The legislative bills if passed, will grease the palms of the Michigan wine and beer wholesalers, and leave the State of Michigan vulnerable to Constitutional challenges.

SB […]

Michigan attempts to restrict DTC wine shipping will create major problems!

By |2020-09-28T00:15:00+00:00September 28th, 2020|Legislation, Liquor Industry Insights|

Michigan attempts to restrict DTC wine shipping will create major problems!

Proposed legislation in Michigan that targets out-of-state wine direct shippers would have a devastating impact on the State of Michigan.[1] If passed the proposed legislation would rob Michigan of tax revenue, severely restrict consumer choice, and would leave the […]

Big City Fights May Emerge in the Wine Shipping Game

By |2020-07-04T14:41:23+00:00July 4th, 2020|Legislation, Liquor Industry Insights|

 

Big City Fights May Emerge in the Wine Shipping Game

After years of budget mismanagement that is only getting worse, Chicago decided to expand its tax base by imposing its liquor tax on Direct To Consumer (DTC) winery shipments into the state. The new tax will treat a direct wine shipper like any retailer […]

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