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Irish Liquor Lawyer to talk cocktails to go on TV

By |May 26th, 2021|Breaking News|0 Comments

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A1xjl00sbao I am scheduled to be at Channel 5 news at 4:30 and 6:00 discussing cocktails-to-go and how we need to extend the law to allow cocktails-to-go in Illinois. Tune in and more importantly contact your legislators and tell them to support cocktails-to-go. If the extension is not signed into law by June 2nd. Bars and restaurants lose this right [...]

Chicago to allow regular liquor license hours and increased capacity limits

By |May 14th, 2021|Breaking News|0 Comments

The City of Chicago announced that starting tomorrow restaurants and bars can operate at 75% occupancy. Six feet social distancing must be maintained. Licensees in Chicago can operate within their regular liquor license hours. Table/party sizes can be increased 10 per table. Seating at bar/counters is limited to 6 per party indoors and outdoors Standing areas may be opened to [...]

Irish Liquor Lawyer to speak on fulfillment house issues on Avalara Webinar

By |May 10th, 2021|Breaking News|0 Comments

Irish Liquor Lawyer will be speaking on fulfillment house issues and cocktails-to-go on an Avalara webinar on Wednesday May 12th. The webinar will delve into the fulfillment house issues and the controversy surrounding proposed fulfillment house legislation and whether these proposed laws are constitutional. Further, the webinar will be discussing the trends in cocktails-to-go and how it has caused a [...]

Lamberth in Wonderland: Fulfillment House Ban lifted in Tennessee, but still be concerned

By |March 10th, 2021|Breaking News, Legislation|0 Comments

Lamberth in Wonderland: Fulfillment House Ban lifted in Tennessee, but still be concerned https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=god7hAPv8f0   State Representative William Lamberth has lifted his proposed ban on fulfillment houses, alleluia! After hearing from many consumers and Tennessee wineries, Mr. Lamberth discovered fulfillment houses are important to the wine industry, and that many Tennessee wineries utilize fulfillment houses. Not one to upset his [...]

Missouri’s discriminatory wine retailer shipping law upheld by the 8th Circuit

By |February 17th, 2021|Breaking News, Liquor Case Discussion|0 Comments

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dpmAY059TTY   Missouri's discriminatory wine retailer shipping law upheld by the 8th Circuit The Eight Circuit announced today that Missouri’s wine retailer shipping law, which allows in-state retailers to ship to Missouri residents, but denies this same privilege to out-of-state retailers is constitutional. Sarasota Wine Markets, LLC v. Schmitt, 19-1948 (8th Circuit) Sarasota Markets decision The original decision in the [...]

Tennessee legislation represents the biggest attack on DTC shipping in our lifetime

By |February 11th, 2021|Breaking News|0 Comments

  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z5WXDnfEErE Tennessee legislation represents the biggest attack on DTC shipping in our lifetime Tennessee legislation, HB 0742 and SB 0705, represents the biggest attack on direct-to-consumer (DTC) wine shipping in our lifetime. Unlike many state laws which are aimed at curtailing or prohibiting wine retailer shipping, these bills are aimed at winery shipping. In 2005 the Supreme Court in [...]

U.S. Supreme Court denies cert in the retailer wine shipping case

By |January 11th, 2021|Breaking News, Liquor Case Discussion|0 Comments

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=huc7IL7b8S8   U.S. Supreme Court denies cert in the retailer wine shipping case Today, the U.S. Supreme Court denied cert in Lebamoff v. Whitmer, a case which challenged a Sixth Circuit ruling which held that Michigan’s ban on out-of-state wine retailer shipping was deemed constitutional. Although the Sixth Circuit’s decision clearly deviates from the legal standards set forth in Granholm [...]