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Monday, January 5, 2009

PROPOSED LAW BANNING DIRECT SHIPMENTS BY IN AND OUT-OF-STATE WINE RETAILERS IS BAD LAW AND BAD FOR MICHIGAN
Prior to the holidays, the Michigan Legislature hustled a poorly crafted piece of legislation through the system to allegedly protect the public's best interest by making it almost impossible for in and out-of-state wine retailers to ship directly to customers. The senate modified Bill 6644 previously passed by the House of Representatives by allowing wine deliveries by retailers to consumers but only if the product is delivered by employees of the retailer.

The Bill supporters will cite factors such as loss of state tax revenue from diminished sales by Michigan liquor...

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Friday, December 12, 2008

A recent article about Michigan's House Bill 6644 as it appeared in Crain's Business News

Alcohol bill uncorks biz concern
By Amy Lane and Nathan Skid

Ronnie Jamil photograph from Crains BusinessLANSING - When Ronnie Jamil looks at House Bill 6644, he sees some of his business in jeopardy.

That's because the bill, which would ban retailers from shipping wine and other types of alcohol directly to customers, extends to catered events.

“We are a unique...

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Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Congratulations to Larry Mawby and LMawby Vineyards on 30th anniversary!

The following is an excerpt from an article which appeared in The Detroit News about LMawby Vineyards -

Thursday, December 4, 2008
Sandra Silfven
L. Mawby Vineyards marks 30th anniversary

Picture of Leelanau County vintner Larry MawbyWith the holiday season upon us, we can be grateful for many things,...

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Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Congratulations to Leelanau Peninsula Winery LMawby Vineyards and Old Mission Peninsula Winery Peninsula Cellars on winning the Jefferson Cup!
"winners represent some of the most compelling wines made in America"
From an article which recently appeared in The Detroit News:

Thursday, December 4, 2008
Sandra Silfven
Michigan wineries win two Jefferson Cups

LMawby Vineyards Bottles of Wine from 2008 Jefferson Cup

The ninth...

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Tuesday, December 9, 2008

From a recent email from Lois Bahle of The Suttons Bay Area Chamber of Commerce concerning how House Bill 6644 could affect two Chamber members:

As we all know, doing business in today's economic climate is difficult at best. That's why I'm asking you to support two of our retail members by contacting your state representative, state senator and future state representative on behalf of two of our retail members.

As you may have read in Thursday's Leelanau Enterprise, House Bill No. 6644, which is supported by the Michigan Beer and Wine Wholesalers, would effectively eliminate the ability of retailers like the Silvertree Deli and Hansen Foods from shipping...

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