I was once a radical and then the world changed

By |2021-05-26T04:08:48+00:00May 26th, 2021|Liquor Industry Insights|

 

I was once a radical and then the world changed

During March 2020, I got a call from Julia Momose, one of the preeminent mixologists in America and the owner of Kumiko, a place famous for world renowned cocktails. Like many restaurants she was hit out of the blue by COVID. She wanted to […]

WILL THE BULLY STATE PREVAIL OVER THE CONSTITUTION?

By |2021-05-06T23:51:46+00:00May 6th, 2021|Liquor Industry Insights|

 

WILL THE BULLY STATE PREVAIL OVER THE CONSTITUTION?

Recently, several states introduced legislation requiring out-of-state fulfillment houses to obtain a license in their state, even though a fulfillment house does not generally perform business activity in the state. In Alabama and Kansas, bills requiring out-of-state fulfillment house become licensed passed both 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 […]

Drizly shows favorable laws and the free market work

By |2021-02-03T16:06:11+00:00February 3rd, 2021|Liquor Industry Insights|

Drizly shows favorable laws and the free market work

Yesterday’s announcement that Uber would acquire Drizly for $1.1 billion should be greeted with great applause by those in the liquor industry.

On a personal level, I am ecstatic for my good friends at Drizly, I hope they can cash in their equity for […]

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 […]

Happy New Year from Irish Liquor Lawyer: Predictions for 2021

By |2021-01-01T16:58:58+00:00January 1st, 2021|Liquor Industry Insights|

 

Predictions for 2021

Today, I pay ode to the late John McLaughlin and make predictions for the new year. Enjoy it will be a wild one!

Prediction 1: The Supreme Court makes a move on wine retailer shipping. Lebamoff v. Whitmer, which appeals the 6th Circuit’s ruling allowing Michigan’s discriminatory wine retailer shipping […]

Merry Christmas in a season of hope: Wine may be fine but beer and spirits may die

By |2020-12-25T18:18:43+00:00December 25th, 2020|Liquor Industry Insights|

Wine may be fine but beer and spirits may die

The Christmas season often times allows one to reflect on what happened during the past year. Clearly, this year has been difficult and many businesses may not survive.

The liquor space is not immune to the difficulties faced by society in general.

Especially hard […]

The Supreme Court may prefer Wine to Walmart

By |2020-12-06T03:10:01+00:00December 6th, 2020|Liquor Case Discussion, Liquor Industry Insights|

The Supreme Court may prefer Wine to Walmart

Many liquor experts try to read the tea leaves and determine how the U.S. Supreme Court denying cert in Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. v. TABC[1] will impact the Court’s action pertaining to the Lebamoff case.

Wal-Mart involves a Commerce Clause challenge to a […]

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 […]

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