If there’s one thing I’ve learned from my short time in the wine industry, it’s controlled by special interests. Sometimes they are big distributors who are trying to protect their grip on the movement of wine, other times it’s State Legislators looking to boost taxes, but it’s always someone.
So I was pleased to see an email today from Tom Wark, fellow wine blogger but also Executive Director of the Specialty Wine Retailers Association, announcing their new blog (which is now linked on the sidebar here). Their mission is to open direct to consumer shipping for wine retailers and treat them the same as everyone else in the trade. This just makes sense so I support their efforts here.
Check out their new blog here and support your local specialty wine retailer.