A Wine Blogger’s Hate Mail of the Week
Dear Tom Wark:
I recently googled 'Three Tier System' and noticed that your writings rose to the top of the list. It brought me to your blog titled 'The three tier system and consumer acces to wine'. Then I noticed your Manifesto for Change in Wine. I read it too.
I only have one question-Who the fuck do you think you are?
You probably don't realize that 100s of thouses of good Americans are employed by distributors. But al you care about is 'dismantling' the three tier system. Unlike you I know somethng about the three tier system. Without it you woudl be unable to buy your "artisan" wines and real people would be unable to buy their beer. But for some reason you hate the three tier system.
Were you assalted in some unfortunate way by a distributor when you were a young boy? You should get off your high horse and think about writing stupid wine reviews like other bloggers. It's safer.
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All Spelling in Context
Thank you for writing, however always know you are free to either comment directly on this blog or to include your name in correspondence with me.
With that said, let me answer your direct questions. 1) I think I am just one of the people who understand that the three tier system—with its mandated use of middlemen distributors, it's strange provisions such as bans on central warehousing that only protect distributors, and its inability to deliver to consumers the products they want—serves very little purpose.
2) No, I never knew any distributors as a young boy and was never assaulted by one. However, Kent Williams once beat me up on the bus coming home from school (for the record, he coldcocked me…and I may have mentioned at school that his mother bore a resemblance to a dog).
In conclusion, you had me right up until you insulted wine bloggers. That was nasty of you.