Archive for the ‘Three Tier System’ Category

Oct 24, 2016

Michigan Politicians and Wine: Will They Never Learn?

The Wine Spectator’s Ben O’Donnell covers the legislative goings-on in Michigan whereby the state’s Senate thinks it a brilliant idea to pass a law previously ruled unconstitutional in the state. On Sept. 20, state Sen. Peter MacGregor introduced Senate Bill 1088…the bill would amend the Michigan Liquor Control Code to allow a [Michigan] retailer…to use a common carrier, such as FedEx or UPS, to sell and deliver wine to a consumer in the state. But the bill deletes references to…

Sep 12, 2016

The Shark Has Leapt The Building: The Three Tier System and God

“Our faith, I suggest, requires us to do everything we can to minimize harms, and in this case that would be protecting our state’s three-tier system of alcohol control.” Thus declares the Christian Action League. Who knew. Faith in God requires one supports the Three Tier System. But wait. Is it the three-tier system in which wineries and retailers may ship directly to consumers? Is it the version of the three-tier system in which modest self distribution privileges for producers…