E-mail of the Week.
Boy do we get letters!!
Most of the comments that come into FERMENTATION are just that…comments in the comment section. Sometimes, however, we get e-mail that speak to issues covered n this blog. And I got a doosy yesterday in response to our post about the new Wine Shipping & Sales rules signed into law yesterday in Arizona.
I can’t figure why the anonymous e-mailer was 1) anonymous and 2) didn’t just post it in the comments section. So, with a tad of editing, I am re-publishing it below:
"Tom, you are nothing but an ignorant shill for California wineries and don’t know F*ck (edit) all about the wine business. You sit there in your cozy little Glen Ellen office and deliver sh*t (edit) about Arizona’s three tier system with no idea what it’s all about.
Without distributors your state’s crappy wines would never see the light of day in our state. Now you think the three tier system should be scrapped. What would your prissy a** winemakers do without us?
It’s all about money to you guys. You want all the profit for yourself so you can buy more F*cking (edit) BMWs. But who cares about the people doing all the work: the distributor.
Keep your sh*t (edit) eating mouth shut for once and your p*ss (edit) stained fingers off the keyboard."
Don’t you love getting e-mail!! I do.
Let me just confirm a few things. I’m not merely a "shill" for the CA wine industry…I’m a huge supporter of it and want to see it expand. Also, I love the work distributors do and recognize the necessity of having distributors everywhere. I just don’t think it’s appropriate that the state mandate their use as though they are some divine entity we ought to all be forced to bow down to if we want to sell wine.
As for our prissy winemakers, I’d like to introduce you to Gary Eberle sometime.
Keep those emails coming!!!