Illinois makes radical changes with HB2620

By |2021-06-11T20:38:44+00:00June 11th, 2021|Legislation|

 

Illinois makes radical changes with HB2620: PART I

The Illinois legislature recently passed HB 2620 which makes some radical changes to the liquor system. These changes include changing Brew Pubs into Class 3 brewers and providing them full retail privileges and self-distribution, allowing for cooperative purchasing agreements, and writing into […]

Cocktails-to-go in Illinois set to expire June 2nd, contact your state rep to extend this right

By |2021-05-20T01:15:23+00:00May 20th, 2021|Legislation|

Please contact your state representative and ask them to support cocktails-to-go.

Illinois’ cocktails-to-go law is set to expire June 2, 2021. Fortunately, SB104 would extend cocktails-to-go until December 31, 2023.

However, SB104 has not passed the legislature, and if it fails to become law, bars and restaurants lose their privilege to sell cocktails-to-go.

Many bars and restaurants survival depends […]

NO THANK YOU WEST VIRGINIA

By |2021-04-30T12:09:27+00:00April 30th, 2021|Legislation|

NO THANK YOU WEST VIRGINIA

There is a trend occurring in the liquor world, where states introduce legislation that looks like states are opening up markets and expanding consumer access to products, but when the layers of the opinion become peeled away, the legislation fails to serve its purpose.

Recently, a bill (HB 2025) was […]

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 […]

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