Archive for the ‘Shipping Wine’ Category

Apr 9, 2020

Observing the Whine of the American Alcohol Wholesaler In Their Natural Environment

So, America’s wine and spirits wholesalers have “concerns” that Kentuckians may now receive shipments of wine and spirits from out-of-state wineries and distilleries. I’m shocked. Who would have guessed that the nation’s middlemen box carriers opposed consumers getting their alcohol from any source other than them? The source of the middlemen’s concern is Kentucky House Bill 415, recently enacted into law. Their primary concerns is that the bill “failed to include the regulatory safeguards necessary to identify and crack down…

Apr 8, 2020

Let’s Give the Post Office a Drink — NOW

The postal service needs serious reform and alcohol needs to be a part of that reform. The number and diversity of industries that have been hurt, devastated, impacted, etc by the social shutdown that has accompanied the arrival of the COVID-19 virus is hard to factor. They seem innumerable. Now we learn that the U.S. Postal service is, as a result of COVID-19, in jeopardy of folding. According to Carolyn B. Maloney, the chair of the Committee on Oversight and…

Mar 30, 2020

Open Letter to MADD On Their Fear of Zombie Alcohol Kids

AN OPEN LETTER TO MOTHERS AGAINST DRUNK DRIVING FROM AMERICA: Dear Mothers Against Drunk Driving: First, thank you for all you do. Second, can we agree that at this moment Americans don’t need any more monsters (imaginary or real) with which to be concerned? Can we agree that at this moment the Fear Quotient that Americans are forced to confront has risen to levels not seen in decades and that there probably isn’t any room in our hearts and minds…

Mar 5, 2020

Utah’s Wine Shipping Bill — It’s Kind Of Funny…And Complicated

A funny thing happened on the way to a wine direct shipping bill in Utah. What’s so funny? The 88% mark up the state wants to place on wines that could be shipped into the state under the bill, HB 157. It’s a funny story. So, somehow lawmakers in the Utah state legislature got it into their head that maybe it’s time to allow wine lovers in the state to have wine shipped to them. I’ll admit, this idea got…

Mar 5, 2020

REPORT—Wine Retailer Shipping Will Kill Americans

This is why I’m absolutely positive that large swaths of consumers across the country will eventually have access to wines via retailer-to-consumer shipment: “FAKE ALCOHOL AND INTERSTATE E-COMMERCE“. This is a new “white paper” from the “Center For Alcohol Policy”, which is a front group for the National Beer Wholesalers Association that attempts to look like a neutral party simply wanting to get to the bottom of alcohol policy. While ostensibly focused on the dangers of “fake alcohol”, this paper…