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November 29, 2008

December 5 1933 - December 5 2008

Celebrating 75 years of the end of 12 years ten months and 19 days and the confusion it has wrought.

The end of Prohibition.
Three tier.
Direct Shipping.
Blue Laws.
Happy Hour.
One person one license.
License quotas.

Oh the joy that prohibition and the its end have brought.

A few articles highlighting the end of Prohibition.

WSJ.com Celebrating Cinco de Drinko.

Capital Spice

Google news
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November 28, 2008

Wine.com - Cyber Monday Specials

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September 11, 2008

Amazon & Wine

From the AP

Amazon.com to sell wine online in U.S.: vintners

By Alexandria Sage

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Amazon.com, the largest global online retailer, plans to start selling U.S.-produced wine on its website within the United States by early October, wine industry insiders said on Wednesday.

Napa Valley Vintners, a nonprofit group representing 315 vintners in the famous California wine-producing region, has already begun to set up workshops for wineries interested in selling through the retail giant, said Terry Hall, communications director for the group.

"They have been working for a while on this wine project. Now they are signing up the wineries," Hall told Reuters. "They're fast-tracking it right now." ...(more)
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January 20, 2008

Judge Fitzwater - what do you mean?

Judge Fitzwater has possibly changed the direct to consumer model.  What will this new possible requirement, making out of state retailers work through Texas distributors, do to the next steps in the process of attempting to get the American wine consumer better access to the wines they woild loike to enjoy?

The WSJ article (subscription required) goes into further detail and there is an array of other analysis out there in the wine blogosphere.

 

Ship Compliant 

ReThinnk Wine Blog 

Avenue Vine 


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January 09, 2008

Oh Wine.com what have you done?

Having invested in the most capital intensive model of wine web retailing, Wine.com seems intent on ruining the whole concept of direct shipping for everyone.

While this may temporarily give Wine.com some press, I do not believe hurting your consumer is the way to go, particularly in such a sensitive fight over the legal wranglings involving direct shipping laws.

With these new developments I am inclined to agree with Steve Bachman of Vinfolio.  The consumer is missing in this fight for choice and access to wine.  While Steve recommends supporting the retailers that are part of Specialty Wine Retailers Association and I agree with that, I would also suggest joining the fight through Free the Grapes.

In the end consumers need to fight for access to wine.  Access to wine from the retailer down the street, the winery in the next county over, the next state over, and from retailers and wineries overseas.

The consumer also needs to start fighting for their rights of personal property, an issue that I will cover again and again.  Let me just say, it is easier to resell a gun you may own than it is to sell your wine collection in most states.
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