Tag Archives: Rational Basis

wine-beer-retail January 18

Is it really a “tied-house” if your alcoholic beverage category isn’t sold by the retailer?

In a recent and interesting challenge to the three-tiered system’s prohibition on “tied-houses” a winery owner looking to maintain an interest in some Iowa convenience stores made an interesting argument:  since the convenience stores only sold beer and not wine, the mutual ownership didn’t violate the Iowa prohibition on tied-houses. Iowa, like most states has […]

Court Denies Liquor Store Chain the Right to Intervene in Indiana Cold Beer Case

Here’s another update on the Indiana Petroleum Marketers and Convenience Store Association v. the Indiana Alcohol and Tobacco Commission case we’ve been following.  In case you don’t recall.  In Indiana, grocery stores and convenience stores can sell everything liquor stores can except cold beer.  A group of convenience stores and grocery stores brought suit against […]

Indiana Won’t Let You Buy Cold Beer In Grocery Stores… But A Challenge To That Law Could Be Decided As Soon As Early 2014

Just a quick update and some new information on the battle by grocery stores and convenience marts in Indiana to be able to sell cold beer (yes, they really can’t do that in Indiana).  For a little more information, you can read my earlier post on the challenge that the grocers and convenience stores are […]