Category: Distribution

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Illinois Liquor Control Commission (@ILLiquorControl) updates FAQ to respond to issues raised for Illinois’s Stay at Home Executive Order – breweries, restaurants, distilleries, wholesalers, wineries, bars, liquor stores remain open (no on-premise consumption) and delivering.

Last night the Illinois Liquor Control Commission (these people are working tirelessly) posted an...

TTB Allows Returns of alcoholic beverages for COVID-19

UPDATE: Illinois allows beer returns during COVID-19 Epidemic following TTB authorization of returns of alcoholic beverages purchased for events and gatherings cancelled due to COVID-19.

UPDATE: A portion of the issues originally described in this post have been addressed...

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Important information for Illinois bars and restaurants – Illinois Liquor Control Commission (@ILLiquorControl) issues guidance for return of alcohol purchased for cancelled St. Patrick’s Day parades. But act quickly!

Illinois liquor lawyers should pass this around to their bar and restaurant clients. The...

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In bad result for alcohol wholesalers, Delaware spirits distributor loses argument that franchise law created enforceable exclusive distribution contract where alcohol was purchased on invoice and no oral or written agreement set a quantity of goods to be purchased.

Following a trial over claims of an alleged exclusive oral distribution agreement under Delaware’s...

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State court rules spirits company cannot terminate distribution agreement absent event of default – agreement with no defined time period is not terminable at will and lasts forever. Bonus: We’ve got the docs for you.

Few Spirits (fun fact, the F.E.W. stands for Francis Elizabeth Willard president and founder...

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TTB posts informative trade practices video series about the history of the Federal Alcohol Administration Act, tied-houses, exclusive outlets, bribery, and consignment.

The TTB has posted some informative videos about different issues in its trade practices...

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Wine enthusiast? Liquor retailer? Today at 1:30 CST, watch the Mississippi direct wine shipping oral arguments live! Bonus: we’ve got the link and the video.

That’s right, the oral arguments in this historic wine shipping case involving the rights...