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When alcohol can make you feel good

By |2020-11-26T22:42:19+00:00November 26th, 2020|Liquor Industry Insights|

When alcohol can make you feel good

Alcohol has many effects on the body, we all know that alcohol triggers the release of endorphins which produces feelings of pleasure.

In addition to releasing endorphins and creating pleasure, alcohol can also make the soul feel good. Especially when alcohol is produced to support a […]

Birthday shut downs ruins the day

By |2020-10-28T20:40:23+00:00October 28th, 2020|Liquor Industry Insights|

Birthday shut downs ruins the day

The Chicagoland area is known for great food and the best restaurants!

Every year for my birthday my wife and I look forward to a nice birthday dinner.

But this year the Governor has closed our restaurants and there is no place to go.

What is more disturbing is […]

How the three-tier system ruined my birthday

By |2020-10-28T15:58:01+00:00October 28th, 2020|Liquor Industry Insights|

 

How the three-tier system ruined my birthday

My wife wanted to surprise me this year for my birthday, and order me a bottle of Chateau La Fleur, the Vintage would represent my birth year.

Unfortunately, my wife discovered that ordering wine is not as easy as ordering shoes on Amazon.

My wife went […]

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 […]

Illinois hospitality industry takes another hit, can it take another blow?

By |2020-10-22T03:49:49+00:00October 22nd, 2020|Liquor Industry Insights|

Governor Pritzker announced that restaurants and bars in DuPage, Kane, Kankakee, and Will counties will not be allowed to have indoor seating starting at 12:00 am Friday October 23, 2020. Subject to certain restrictions outdoor seating is still allowed.

But let us look at the real issue here. It is no longer July in […]

The three-tier system fails the competition and choice test

By |2020-10-20T17:57:08+00:00October 20th, 2020|Liquor Industry Insights|

 

The three-tier system fails the competition and choice test

Advocates of the three-tier system, mainly those representing the wholesaler tier, claim that wholesalers bring commercial benefits to society by creating healthy competition and by providing a vast assortment of brands to the marketplace.

According to this theory if not for the wholesalers, there would be […]

Politics and alcohol don’t mix

By |2020-10-12T12:23:50+00:00October 12th, 2020|Liquor Industry Insights|

Politics and alcohol don’t mix

In this election season we are all inundated with politics and a lot of it. Many of us try to avoid it and turn away from conversations related to politics. But try as we may, there is no getting around it. Politics are part of the culture […]

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 […]

Ohio’s 21st Amendment Enforcement Action, is there more than meets the eye?

By |2020-09-23T01:46:49+00:00September 23rd, 2020|Liquor Case Discussion, Liquor Industry Insights|

Ohio’s 21st Amendment Enforcement Action, is there more than meets the eye?

A great Wine Spectator piece covered Ohio’s lawsuit against out-of-state retailers shipping wine to Ohio consumers. Ohio filed a lawsuit under the 21st Amendment Enforcement Act, seeking an injunction to stop these out of-state retailers from shipping to Ohio consumers.

Ohio’s wine […]

Desiring to celebrate Tom Seaver’s Life, state liquor laws preclude a proper celebration

By |2020-09-11T14:19:20+00:00September 11th, 2020|Liquor Industry Insights|

 

Desiring to celebrate Tom Seaver’s Life, state liquor laws preclude a proper celebration

Tom Seaver’s passing leaves a mark of sadness to people like me that grew up watching him. His impressive pitching and the way he carried himself, made us all want to be the next Tom Seaver.

Although his greatest years were with […]

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