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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 

 

Illinois issues FAQ solidifying position that cocktails to-go is not allowed

By |2020-04-30T00:53:04+00:00April 30th, 2020|Liquor Case Discussion|

The Illinois Liquor Control Commission issued a FAQ solidifying their position that cocktails to-go is not allowed.

ILCC FAQ

Specifically, the ILCC states:

The State Commission has authorized retail licensees, subject to local approval, the privilege of
selling alcoholic beverages for off premises consumption. The only caveat is that the alcoholic
beverages must be in the “original container” (or […]

Cocktails for Hope: Allowing Cocktails-to-go would bring back roughly 51,000 jobs to Illinois

By |2020-04-29T17:29:12+00:00April 29th, 2020|Liquor Case Discussion|

Cocktails for Hope writes a letter to Governor J.B. Pritzker asking for cocktails-to-go sales.

Based on a statistical analysis by Cocktails for Hope, allowing this program could bring back roughly 51,000 jobs to Illinois. And boost revenue because cocktails provide 4x the margin of food sales.

Illinois has allowed off-premise restaurants to sell packaged goods to go. […]

To-go cocktails and Governor Pritzker’s statement, does it mean local control or confusion

By |2020-04-28T22:04:42+00:00April 28th, 2020|Liquor Case Discussion|

Recently I wrote about how the Illinois cocktails-to-go issue is confusing to people in the hospitality industry and is causing problems based on potentially different messages. Cocktails-to-go policy is confusing 

Based on a bulletin from the ILCC, some in the hospitality industry believe that there is a right to local control due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, […]

Catching up with subscribers

By |2020-04-26T00:54:04+00:00April 26th, 2020|Liquor Case Discussion|

 

With all apologies to my subscribers, I had a transition to a new website and the developer had a delay in bringing over the subscriber list. So, I wanted to include in this post, the blog posts you missed on the 6th Circuit’s wine shipping case.

I strive to provide the best and I apologize for […]

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 […]