Posts Tagged ‘wine wholesalers’

Mar 6, 2006

The Language of Corruption

Wine wholesalers talk a different language from you and I that needs translating. And they’ve been doing a lot of talking recently. In states across the country, the wholesalers have realized that it’s unconstitutional to allow in-state wineries to sell direct to retailers and restaurant, but not allow out of state wineries to do so. So, they started to try to strip this privilege from small wineries to prevent out of state (read: California) wineries from legally bypassing them. In…

Feb 28, 2006

Big Balls

Sometimes you have to wonder how wine wholesalers can even walk straight given the enormous size of their balls. This from a press release issued yesterday by the Indiana Wine & Spirit Wholesalers: "Under their special niche within the regulatory structure of Indiana’s three-tier system, farm wineries in Indiana had enjoyed a special status (being allowed to sell direct to consumers and retailers)." "Special Niche"?  "Special Status"? This from the wine wholesalers who have the most special of niches and…