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A Voice for Wine Consumers

June 19, 2013 by  

With the launch of The American Wine Consumer Coalition today, U.S. wine consumers now have a place in public policy debates for the first time ever.  Brainchild of award-winning wine blogger and wine industry public relations consultant, Tom Wark, the new organization will focus on increasing consumer rights to access wine via direct shipping, supermarket […]

Alcohol Industry Should Stop Working at Odds

November 22, 2010 by  

The ban on alcohol containing energy drinks last week appears to be part of an American emphasis on “temperance” dating back religious values that were prevalent during the founding of our nation. If defined simply as “responsible use of alcohol,” temperance is surely a good thing–as long as those powers rest with individuals. But the […]

Still on Table in New York: Supermarket Wine Sales

July 22, 2010 by  

A proposal to allow New York State supermarkets sell wine might re-emerge this year if Governor David A. Patterson can break the state’s budgetary stalemate. Battles over how to pay for New York’s ever-expanding welfare and regulatory states means that lawmakers have been unable to come to an agreement on the budget. Patterson argues that […]

New York Winemakers Forced to Market Out-of-State

May 28, 2010 by  

Scott Osborn–proprietor of Fox Run Vineyards located in the Finger Lakes wine region in New York–poured samples of his great wines at the Gainesville, Virginia Wegmans supermarket last Friday. The store stocks his wines and a host of other New York State wines. Ironically, many resident New Yorkers lack such convenient access to these wines […]

Growing Battle on Anti-Consumer Wine Reguations

May 13, 2010 by  

Today, the New York Post ran my article on regulations against wine sales in grocery stores. Unfortunately, New York’s silly regulations are just the tip of the iceberg. Last week, the Colorado legislature rejected a bill to allow limited grocery store sales of wine there. The prospects for a ballot initiative in the state on […]

Awaiting NY Supermarket Wine Sales

April 9, 2010 by  

Dr. Vino has a an excellent post today updating consumers on legislation in New York State to allow some grocery stores to sell wine. Currently, in New York State you can only buy wine from liquor stores. The state also bans retailers from owning more than one store/license. Allowing grocery stores to sell wine and […]