Thursday, February 02, 2006

Update - Virginia Wineries Lose

As an update to an earlier post, Virginia wineries are set to lose their ability to self distribute their products in Virginia as house bill 1288 was tabled in the Virginia Legislature.

The passage of this bill is essential for the mostly small (averaging 2,500 cases) Virginia wineries to be able to continue to self-distribute their products to restaurants and retailers. Without this legislation, they would be forced to add another 25-35% markup to their wines for nothing more than distributor profit.

Let's hope this doesn't stop the roll that the forces of good have had recently over liquor distributors.


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