Addressing Consolidation in the Wine Industry

The federal government is beginning to examine anti-competitive practices in industries within the U.S., and the wine industry is included. The threat to small, mid-size, and family-owned wineries is real and growing, and will have a negative effect on competition if the pace of consolidation is left unchallenged and unregulated.

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Addressing the Dangers of our Industry

This past weekend a brilliant, talented, optimistic young man from our small town was killed by a drunk driver. If there is to be any sense out of this young man’s death, it must begin with an examination of our souls of us who work in the alcohol beverage industry, and acknowledge the role our products play in countless injuries and deaths each year. If we are really honest with ourselves, we must admit that we don’t do enough to protect our customers.

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