Tag Archives: Supreme Court

• Wine Retailers Fight For Free Market Rebuffed By Supreme Court

Wine Retailers Fight For Free Market Rebuffed By Supreme Court

In the wake of the Supreme Court denial of Certiorari in the case of Wine Country Gift Baskets v. Steen on Monday, the Specialty Wine Retailers Association (SWRA) today vowed to continue its efforts to work on behalf of wine retailers and consumers for a wine market grounded in long standing constitutional principles. While having […]

• New Jersey: Old Judgment Threatens Consumer-Direct Wine Sales

Forgotten New Jersey case could give equal privileges to out-of-state wineries. A recent court decision regarding New Jersey wine laws could potentially threaten the rights of wineries to have satellite tasting rooms and self distribute their wines—or it could allow out-of-state wineries to have those privileges. The case seemingly rose from the dead and slipped […]

• HR 5034: Who do you want to regulate your booze? An excellent analysis

HR 5034: Who do you want to regulate your booze? An excellent analysis

This article was originally posted in April. You can also learn more here. The past week has seen a great deal of conversation—panic really—in the wine corner of the blogosphere about HR 5034. “Call your Congress-critter,” you are told, “or the wine wholesalers will eat your children!” What has been lacking is an analysis of […]

• Virginia: News You Can Booze – Advertisers Want Back Into College Papers

Representatives from several advertising industry groups and student newspaper publishers are asking the Supreme Court to overturn Virginia’s state law banning alcohol ads in college newspapers, arguing that the law represents an unconstitutional restriction of First Amendment rights. While the First Amendment provides powerful ammunition to advertisers and publishers in court, if the challenge succeeds, […]

• Defeat HR5034: Stop the Monopoly Power Grab. Sign the petition.

Defeat HR5034: Stop the Monopoly Power Grab. Sign the petition.

HR 5034 is an unprecedented special interest power grab that is a direct threat to legal, regulated winery-to-consumer shipping now working successfully in 37 states. The bill was introduced by the National Beer Wholesalers Association (NBWA) and was heard in Congress on March 18. What does beer wholesaling have to do with wine? HR 5034 […]