Here’s my dilemma…
I want to write more about the assault in Illinois on the right of consumers to purchase wine direct from wineries. This right is in the early stages of being dismantled. The underlying issues are complex and very important. And I feel strongly about these issues. There is very little I can do, except get the word out.
Yet, I know that among Fermentation readers the interest in in this topic is not broad. It’s deep among a few, but it’s not a broad interest this blog’s readers. And the fact is, I really do enjoy bringing good, informative, compelling posts that most Fermentation readers will enjoy. In the time I have each day to devote to Fermentation, this is what I seek to do. I thought about this quite a bit yesterday.
So with that in mind, I want to apologize to my regular readers. I’m going to continue to write about this, though not exclusively. But I am going to continue to explore and expose the issues involved in what is becoming a really severe threat to small wineries in many states where the wine industry isn’t as big as in California.
In the end, you do what you what you can about those things you care about.
So those of you who also care and want to explore the relationship between power and fairness and government and the wine industry…get ready. For those of you less inclined in this area, Fermentation has you in mind, will remain what it has been for you, but might get a little focused in the near future.