Posts Categorized: Legal Challenges

Reciprocal Retailer Wine Shipping Law Challenged in Missouri

Following on the heals of the filing of a lawsuit challenging Illinois’ discriminatory retailer wine shipping law, a new lawsuit has been filed in Missouri that challenges that state’s law that only permits retailers in states where Missouri retailers may ship to ship wine into the state of Missouri. This so-called “reciprocal” wine shipping law… Read more »

Retailer Wine Shipping: On The Litigation Front

It is ironic that as the Internet wine retail market has heated up over the past decade, the one entity that has been actively discouraged from participating in that heat up is the American wine retailer. As a result of lobbying efforts to protect local retailers and wholesalers, wineries approving of bans on retailer direct… Read more »

Open Letter to State Liquor Administrators

The following letter was sent to the National Association of State Liquor Administrators and the National Alcohol Beverage Control Association: Is now the moment for the National Conference of State Liquor Administrators and the National Alcohol Beverage Control Association to follow the recommendation of the Wine & Spirit Wholesalers Association and attempt to prejudice the… Read more »

What’s Behind New York’s Unprecedented Attack on Fine Wine Retailers?

“Improper Conduct” This vague and completely undefined concept is cited by the New York State Liquor Authority (NYSLA) as the reason it is attempting to revoke the license of a prominent New York wine retailer to¬† to do business in the state. Is the authority of the Chairman of NYSLA to revoke a license on… Read more »

Alcohol Retailers Challenge Baseless Law in Indiana

A federal lawsuit has been filed in Indiana challenging that states long established ruling that liquor stores may sell chilled beer, but convenience stores and gas stations may not sell chilled beer. The lawsuit is another example of states maintaining unjustifiable laws that favor one group of similar alcohol licensees over another. The suit, brought… Read more »