MLBA Legislative Day is A Success

The annual MLBA/MMBA Legislative Day at the State Capitol was held on Wednesday, January 25th at the “State Office Building” next to the State Capitol in Room 300S. The meeting, lunch (sponsored by IL Casualty Co.) and reception were all FREE for MLBA and MMBA members!

The day started out with a legislative Briefing with MLBA Leaders and Government Relations Team in State Office Building 300S. An overflow crowd of MLBA and MMBA members attended the meetings on the snowy January morning.

At Noon a box Lunch from Panera Bread was served sponsored by IL Casualty Co. Then legislative meetings were conducted at the attendees’ Senator’s and Representative’s offices. Additional guest legislators spoke to the group during this time as well.

From 4-6pm there was a tasting reception at the St. Paul Embassy Suites with several wine, beer and spirits vendors as well as light appetizers. Scroll down to see the vendors that brought their products to the tasting as well as their contact information.

A special thanks goes out to all the hard work by the team of Leslie Rosedahl and Peter Glessing from the firm Lockridge Grindahl for putting together the event and all the meetings that were set up with legislators.


Photos from the Tasting Reception

(MLBA/MMBA Team from left to right: Tony Chesak, Joe Bagnoli, Leslie Rosedahl, Peter Glessing and Paul Kaspszak)

Capitol Beverage Sales, (763) 571-4115,

Ste Michelle Vineyards, Randy Dobratz, (952) 250-9837, •

August Schell Brewing, Jeff Pohl,, (763) 571-4070

Sutter Home, Bryan Pearson, (763) 443-9664,  •

Kimo Sabe Mezcal, Judd Greenagle, 952-797-2663,

Beam Suntory, Josh Augustin, 952-830-1131, •