Lina Khan’s dangerous liaison into alcohol, it is not just about Southern

By |2023-04-02T18:11:32+00:00April 2nd, 2023|Liquor Industry Insights|


“Those who attempt to level, never equalize.” The great Irish philosopher Edmund Burke.

Many in the industry may be delighted by Southern Glazer’s Wine and Spirts (Southern) becoming the target of a FTC investigation, but before drawing your conclusion, one should think about what the implications of the FTC’s action are and […]

Irish Liquor Lawyer responds to WSWA’s response to VinoShipper, Blake Gray, Lettie Teague and all things DTC shipping

By |2023-03-12T02:32:08+00:00March 12th, 2023|Liquor Industry Insights|

The Beatles – Glass Onion (2018 Mix) – YouTube

The Wine and Spirits Wholesalers of America (WSWA) recently penned a piece that tears into supporters of DTC shipping. Specifically, Steven Harrison of VinoShipper, Blake Gray of and Lettie Teague of the Wall Street Journal drew the ire of WSWA.

WSWA concludes the opinions […]

Guess what, surprise Amazon wants to make money!

By |2023-03-12T02:09:09+00:00March 12th, 2023|Liquor Industry Insights|

McAlpine’s Fusiliers – The Dubliners & Ronnie Drew | Festival Folk (1985) – YouTube

Earlier this week an article in Vice mentioned a confidential document obtained by Motherboard, which demonstrates that Amazon wanted to make an aggressive push into the alcohol space and change alcohol licensing laws in conjunction with a limited government […]

Direct shipping Debate: Divergent Data but somebody is right

By |2023-03-05T17:54:49+00:00March 5th, 2023|Liquor Industry Insights|

Time For Change (2021- Remaster) – YouTube

The debate over direct-to-consumer (DTC) shipping is heating up. The opponents of DTC shipping believe that DTC access should not expand, because it will lead to increased access for minors obtaining alcohol.

They point to findings from Massachusetts where 96% of DTC licensees investigated accepted DTC […]

Are Labeling Requirements for the Alcohol Industry Misguided?

By |2023-02-08T03:21:10+00:00February 8th, 2023|Liquor Industry Insights|

Terrifying (Remastered) – YouTube

The TTB recently announced it will begin rulemaking on mandatory ingredient labeling for the alcohol industry. The TTB’s decision was influenced when a group of organizations sued the TTB because it has not acted on a 2003 petition, requesting liquor producers provide similar labeling requirements as food […]

Blue Cloud slotting fees and the so what

By |2022-10-19T20:31:00+00:00October 19th, 2022|Liquor Industry Insights|

Frank Sinatra – That’s Life | Sinatra A Man And His Music Part II – YouTube

Blue Cloud Slotting fees and the so what


Blue Cloud’s entrance into the liquor space has caused upheaval amongst the three-tier system traditionalist. Amongst their many concerns is the issue of slotting fees.

Slotting fees are illegal in the […]

WSWA’s Glossy Headline may stick but does it address the problem?

By |2022-10-03T02:51:24+00:00October 3rd, 2022|Liquor Industry Insights|

Honey Pie (Remastered 2009) – YouTube

Everyone of us with a vested interest in the liquor field wants to decrease as close as possible to zero, underage drinking. It is an important regulatory concern that every policy decision should take into account.

Recently, influenced by a rapid increase from DTC shipping due to COVID, there comes […]

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 […]

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