Breakthru Beverage Group Builds Sazerac Partnership Across Footprint

Source: Breakthru Beverage Group February 8, 2019 Today, Breakthru Beverage Group announced it has expanded its sales partnership with Sazerac in several markets across its North American footprint. This multimarket expansion comes on the heels of Breakthru’s recent announcement in Pennsylvania, where it has continued to grow its relationship with Sazerac to represent its direct…

Statement from American Beverage Licensees on Oral Arguments in Tennessee Wine and Spirits Retailers Association v. Blair

Source: American Beverage Licensees January 16, 2019 The Supreme Court of the United States, in the case of Tennessee Wine and Spirits Retailers Association v. Blair, today heard well-reasoned oral arguments defending the Constitutional right of states to set alcohol policy, and the unique nature of alcohol as it relates to the Dormant Commerce Clause…

FEDERAL COURT REAFFIRMS 80/20 RULE FOR DETERMINING SERVER PAY

Source: https://www.restaurantbusinessonline.com/ By Peter Romeo Jan. 14, 2019 A U.S. court has upended the new federal standard for determining when restaurants can count tips toward servers’ wages, reopening the door to employee litigation pivoting on the so-called 80/20 rule. Under the 80/20 standard, which the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) essentially scuttled in November, restaurants…

Wine and Spirits Distributors of Illinois Appoints Jeremy Kruidenier to serve as General Counsel

Appointment complements Kruidenier’s current role as WSDI Vice Executive Director Source: Res Publica January 3, 2019 Wine and Spirits Distributors of Illinois announced today it has appointed Jeremy Kruidenier, Vice Executive Director of WSDI, to also serve as General Counsel to the executive leadership team. In this expanded role, Kruidenier will continue to lobby and…

Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits Appoints John Acott to Vice President — General Market of Illinois

Source: https://www.winebusiness.com/ January 02, 2019 Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits (“Southern Glazer’s”)- the world’s pre-eminent distributor of beverage alcohol-today announced that it has appointed John Acott to the position of Vice President – General Market of Southern Glazer’s Illinois. In this role, Mr. Acott will oversee sales for the Chicagoland Wine and Spirits General Market,…

Utah: This skier spends up to $15K to bring his family to Utah for Christmas. He says with the new tough drunken driving law, he won’t be back next year.

Source: https://www.sltrib.com/ By Courtney Tanner January 2, 2019 Snowbird Resort . Michael Donoghue has vacationed in Utah to ski and snowboard for the past three Christmases. Next year, though, he doesn’t plan on coming back here. He might go to Sun Valley in Idaho instead. Or maybe Mammoth Mountain in California, about a five-hour drive…