Fighting Back By Blogging
The number of blogs on the internet that cover the issue of direct shipping and consumers rights and shipping regulations is few and far between. There is the blog you are reading, the ShipCompliant Blog and Inertia’s REthink blog.
NOW THERE IS A NEW ONE….dedicated to covering this issue particularly from the perspective of retailer-to-consumer shipping, but delving into the world of wine shipping issues on a daily basis.
WINE WITHOUT BORDERS is the new blog created by the Specialty Wine Retailers Association, for which I act as Executive Director.
Wine Without Borders will be the second blog I’ll be maintaining on a regular basis, but this time I’ll have help from the various members of SWRA who will also be posting commentary.
One things is clear: if the wine industry including retailers, wineries and consumers don’t support efforts to make wine shipping easier and more open, then it simply won’t happen. Today, retailers can ship legally into only 15 states. Wineries may ship into roughly 35. Why not all of them?
But here’s how I hope Fermentation Readers can help…
IF YOU MAINTAIN A BLOG OR A WEBSITE, JUST PUT UP A LINK TO WINE WITHOUT BORDERS.
Help us get the message of free trade in wine out to a larger audience. One link per blog/website….That’s all we ask!
Wine Without Borders will try to do some heavy lifting by being the ongoing communication vehicle for issues surrounding direct shipping. That means keeping you up to date on legal, legislative, political and philosophical issues concerning this issue. It turns out that the the interests of retailers are the interests of consumers. It’s this conversion of interests that allows retailers to be always on the side of consumers on this issue.
So help out the cause if you can. Read the blog from time to time. Spread the word. Link Up. Please.
How will I maintain two blogs? I’ve committed to reducing my amount of sleep. But no tears for Tom. He don’t need no stinking sleep!