A U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan decision has authorized out-of-state retailers to sell and ship wine directly to Michigan consumers, granting those retailers the same direct-to-consumer privileges extended to in-state retailers in 2016 Michigan legislation. However, due to the U.S. Supreme Court taking up the Tennessee retailer case cited above, the judge has stayed his decision pending the Supreme Court’s review.
Pete Johnson serves as the State & Regulatory Affairs Manager for the Brewers Association. He joined the BA at its inception in 2005, having previously worked as Programs Director for the Brewers Association of America. Before coming to the small brewing industry in 2001, Pete worked for 14 years with both state and federal elected officials in Pennsylvania and Washington, D.C.See Pete Johnson's Articles