Tennessee Wine and Spirits Retailers Association

June 14, 2019

If you work in the beverage-alcohol industry, you probably have heard someone at some point refer to the 2005 Granholm decision. In the Granholm case, to put simply, there were states that allowed in-state wineries to direct ship their wine to consumers in the same state, but prohibited out-of-state wineries from direct shipping to those consumers. Not surprisingly, the out-of-state wineries saw this as unfair, so they sued the states, arguing that the states’ laws prohibiting out-of-state wineries from direct shipments while allowing in-state wineries to directly ship to consumers violated the dormant Commerce Clause – and was merely a […]

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