Sarasota Wine Market v. Schmitt—What's the Fuss?


Featured In: Wine Industry Advisor | Written By: Jeff Siegel | Featuring: Jay L. Hack | Partner at Gallet Dreyer & Berkey, LLP

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This week the U.S. Supreme Court could decide to take a first step in remaking how wine is sold at retail in the United States. But it probably—emphasis on probably—won’t.

“You really can’t answer what the Supreme Court will do in any logical way,” says Jay Hack, a senior partner at Gallet Dreyer & Berkey in New York City, and the chair of the wine, spirits, and beer law committee for the New York State Bar Association. “It’s almost impossible to predict, because you don’t know how they’re thinking.” But if Hack had to guess, he wagers it’s less than a fifty-fifty chance they take the case.

So why all the fuss about Sarasota Wine Market v. Schmitt?

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Jay L. Hack


Mr. Hack’s primary practice focus is providing a full range of legal services to banks and other financial institutions.

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