Right Cuomo’s wrong and clean up his mess

By |2021-09-13T21:05:38+00:00September 13th, 2021|Liquor Industry Insights|

 

Right Cuomo’s wrong and clean up his mess

Andrew Cuomo left a mess for new Governor Kathy Hochul. In many areas the cleanup will become very difficult. However, there is one area where a quick fix is readily available, that area is helping the struggling hospitality industry.

In Cuomo’s last days, he let […]

The fulfillment house folly, what exactly are we accomplishing?

By |2021-09-10T13:41:29+00:00September 10th, 2021|Liquor Industry Insights|

The fulfillment house folly, what exactly are we accomplishing?

Recently, several states including Alabama, Kansas, and Tennessee passed bills requiring that fulfillment houses shipping wine become licensed. Under these laws, a winery can only ship wine via its own premises or a licensed fulfillment house.

If a winery ships from an unlicensed fulfillment house, it […]

Fulfillment House Licensing: The new way to undermine direct to consumer shipping

By |2021-08-11T03:16:22+00:00August 11th, 2021|Liquor Industry Insights|

Fulfillment House Licensing: The new way to undermine direct to consumer shipping

How Licensing fulfillment houses will create an administrative octopus and threaten to kill off avenues for direct-to-consumer shipping.

Direct-to-consumer (DTC) shipping of wine greatly increased during COVID. Conventional wisdom indicates the growth of DTC shipping will ride the wave of momentum […]

Governor Cuomo and the Cocktail Calamity: The Follow-up Sequel to Cuomo Chips

By |2021-07-01T01:52:03+00:00July 1st, 2021|Liquor Industry Insights|

Governor Cuomo and the Cocktail Calamity: The Follow-up Sequel to Cuomo Chips

Sometimes it is really hard to follow Governor Andrew Cuomo’s reasoning. Does he desire to make policy choices that hurt the hospitality industry or does it occur on accident?

We all remember back to last summer when his feelings got hurt […]

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 […]

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