Is Blue Cloud the New Uber?

By |2022-08-20T17:45:36+00:00August 20th, 2022|Liquor Industry Insights|

Is Blue Cloud the New Uber?

Uber earned their spurs by challenging regulations throughout the country, which protected cab companies from competition. Cab companies were highly regulated and the barrier to entry to their marketplace was significantly high. In order to get into the market, someone needed to purchase a cab medallion, […]

Texas Best Road to Take for E-Commerce

By |2022-08-02T17:20:03+00:00August 2nd, 2022|Liquor Industry Insights|

Texas Best Road to Take for E-Commerce

The Texas Alcoholic Beverage Control (TABC) drafted a Marketing Practices Advisory (Advisory), on E-Commerce Advertising and Sales Platforms, which deals with how to regulate e-commerce in the liquor space. It recently held a stakeholders meeting, where it took feedback from the industry. As there were […]

Uniform Law Commission and its Questionable Constitutional Mandates

By |2022-07-07T01:12:40+00:00July 7th, 2022|Liquor Industry Insights|

Uniform Law Commission and its Questionable Constitutional Mandates

The Uniform Law Commission will meet in Philadelphia from July 8, to July 14, 2022 to consider adopting proposals including one named, Alcohol Direct-Shipping Compliance Act Draft (ACT), which of course deals with adopting a model law for states to consider when […]

TARHEEL STATE FAILS AND CONSUMERS ARE GUILTY

By |2022-06-28T14:18:21+00:00June 28th, 2022|Liquor Industry Insights|

TARHEEL STATE FAILS AND CONSUMERS ARE GUILTY

North Carolina is a state I love and as alum of their flagship state university, I can tell you there is no place better to go to school. Also, it is a state of great people and culture, the only negatives about the state are […]

Time for the FTC to reemerge on the spirits issue

By |2022-06-08T16:20:17+00:00June 8th, 2022|Liquor Industry Insights|

Time for the FTC to reemerge on the spirits issue

Recently, I was reading the Granholm case and came across part of the decision that intrigued me. In Granholm the Supreme Court cited to an FTC Report on wine shipping. One particular part of Granholm, specifically intrigued me when the Court stated:

The increasing winery-to-wholesaler […]

The Michigan Consumer: The Ultimate Battered Dog

By |2022-05-30T00:28:12+00:00May 30th, 2022|Liquor Industry Insights|

The Michigan Consumer: The Ultimate Battered Dog

I write this piece to the Michigan consumer. I love your state, the people are great, the weather isn’t always the best, but I love the landscape, and you have a lot of Tim Horton’s restaurants. But I am concerned how your government is treating […]

When The Liquor World Got Better

By |2022-05-24T01:43:27+00:00May 24th, 2022|Liquor Industry Insights|

When The Liquor World Got Better

Two years ago today, my partners Julia Momose, Ian Beacraft, and I succeeded in our movement to legalize cocktails-to-go in Illinois. Through the months of struggle and late-night zoom calls, we succeeded in breaking new ground.

When we proposed cocktails-to-go it was a radical idea that was only available […]

Does Size Really Matter, the DTC Spirits Shipping debate

By |2022-04-08T02:09:44+00:00April 8th, 2022|Liquor Industry Insights|

Does Size Really Matter, the DTC Spirits Shipping debate

The California DTC spirits shipping bill really has brought to life the issue of whether size matters. In the bill to allow DTC spirits shipping, it seems the Teamsters, which once objected to the bill, now favors it because there will be a […]

Illinois’ Bottle Deposit Fee: How to make a market more uncompetitive

By |2022-03-25T02:03:15+00:00March 25th, 2022|Liquor Industry Insights|

Illinois’ Bottle Deposit Fee: How to make a market more uncompetitive

Illinois HB1799 would impose on the consumer a deposit fee of 5 cents on each beverage container sold. If the consumer returns the beverage container, it would be entitled to a refund.

Many would deem this a benevolent bill that seems […]

By |2022-03-17T02:08:11+00:00March 17th, 2022|Liquor Industry Insights|

HOW WE CAN BE MORE LIKE IRELAND

As I attended the NABCA conference this week, a couple of individuals asked me, “if Irish Liquor Lawyer was going to have a Saint Patrick’s Day post?”

As I thought about, I definitely needed to write on Saint Patrick’s Day, even if it was a small […]

Go to Top