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Illinois Passes Cocktails-To-Go, the Sudden Success of a Great Grass Roots Movement

By |2020-05-28T15:29:08+00:00May 28th, 2020|Liquor Case Discussion|

 

Illinois Passes Cocktails-To-Go, the Sudden Success of a Great Grass Roots Movement

The Illinois legislature resoundingly passed cocktails-to-go last Saturday. The legislation’s passage represented a great victory for the struggling Illinois hospitality community. And on Tuesday Governor Pritzker said he will sign it when the clerk presents him the bill.

With any legislation passing, especially one […]

Petition for En Banc Rehearing Denied in Lebamoff 6th Circuit Wine Shipping Case

By |2020-05-26T14:11:17+00:00May 26th, 2020|Liquor Case Discussion|

 

The Sixth Circuit denied to petition for an en banc rehearing in the Lebamoff v. Whitmer case. This case challenged Michigan’s wine shipping law which allowed in-state retailers to ship to Michigan customers but denied this same privilege to out-of-state customers.

Denial of petition for rehearing

Cocktails For Hope-Julia Momose on TV again

By |2020-05-12T13:44:55+00:00May 12th, 2020|Liquor Case Discussion|

Julia Momose, founder of Cocktails For Hope, will be on TV again discussing our movement to get cocktails-to-go for Illinois restaurants and bars.

Here is the upcoming schedule:

Tuesday, May 12- Julia Momose/Cocktails For Hope on WCIU The Jam’s Facebook Live at 11 am
Wednesday, May 13- Julia/Cocktails For Hope on Fox Good Day Chicago at 9:40 […]

Irish Liquor Lawyer interviewed by Channel 5 news on Cocktails-For-Hope: watch at 5:00pm

By |2020-05-11T17:58:19+00:00May 11th, 2020|Liquor Case Discussion|

I had a great interview with Kate Chappell from NBC News Chicago on Cocktails-For-Hope which should air at 5:00 pm tonight.

Cocktails-For-Hope is a positive movement to help the hospitality industry during this difficult time. We want for bars and restaurants to be able to sell cocktails for pickup and delivery.

We look forward to working […]

Cocktails For Hope Featured on Channel 2 News and Legislators are publicly supporting our cause

By |2020-05-09T13:31:50+00:00May 9th, 2020|Liquor Case Discussion|

For the second time yesterday, Cocktails For Hope was on TV discussing our movement.

An amazing job by Julia Momose talking about our cause.

She provided a great explanation of our movement and why it is necessary to the survival of the hospitality industry, this is a must watch!

Also, we need your support, contact your […]

Cocktails For Hope: On TV again, we are not going away

By |2020-05-08T15:20:05+00:00May 8th, 2020|Liquor Case Discussion|

Cocktails for Hope is gaining momentum, we have been on radio, major newspapers, and now on TV. Our message is getting out there and it is time for Governor Pritzker to make a change to allow restaurants to survive.

We need everyone to get activated and behind us, this is a winning cause. And any winning […]

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 […]

Being in Wine Spectator and the businesses 2nd Anniversary

By |2020-05-02T16:00:30+00:00May 2nd, 2020|Liquor Case Discussion|

I must admit it, I am having a great Saturday morning in lock down, mainly for two reasons.

For the first time, I contributed to Wine Spectator, which is the top publication on the wine industry in America. It is a great honor to be discussing the 6th Circuit’s decision on the Michigan wine shipping law. […]

Illinois Liquor Control Commission to allow retailers to return spirits

By |2020-04-30T23:01:37+00:00April 30th, 2020|Liquor Case Discussion|

The Illinois Liquor Control Commission announced today that they would allow retailers with on premise or combination off/on premise licenses to return product purchased on or after February 18, 2020 and before March 16, 2020 to their distributors.

ILCC Executive Director Chima Enyia should be commended for getting this policy change through.

ILCC Order