Category: Wholesalers

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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Here’s some information to help your brewery/winery/distillery/bar/restaurant/distributorship be ready for obtaining emergency loans from the SBA and updated information on which states have approved them so far (link to SBA website in post)

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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...

Briefing completed in 8th Circuit case about out-of-state retailers shipping alcoholic beverages direct to in-state consumers [Missouri]. Mirrors ongoing challenges in 7th and 6th Circuits. Bonus: we’ve got the briefs for you.

We’ve yet to see any compelling arguments from States looking to protect their in-state...

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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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New briefs filed in 6th Circuit out-of-state retailer direct wine shipping case with broad implications for alcohol delivery in the U.S. (Amazon of liquor… if Amazon wasn’t already registering in every state).

Imagine being able to order whatever libation you wanted and having it delivered directly...