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Is Your State Wine Friendly or Not?

Discover how friendly your state is for wine consumers. The American Wine Consumer Coalition located in Washington DC has issued a report about the state of the wine industry in terms of how friendly it is for consumers to purchase wine. The states are graded from A+ to F.

Wine Shipping Free at Grape Creek Vineyards thru Sept 30

Grape Creek Vineyards in Texas is offering free shipping on cases.  The free shipping ends tomorrow, September 30. To order wine visit the Grape Creek Vineyard website. Wines available at include several varieties of red and white wines. While visiting  Grape Creek’s website check out the onsite Villa that has been renovated and available for […]

HR 5034 Bill is Still Alive

HR 5034, a US bill, is sponsored by well over 100 legislators. The bill first became known last spring and we have been following its progress or lack of in the House. At first it was like a powerful steamroller but thankfully enough wineries and wine enthusiasts became aware of its potentially threatening aspects to […]

H.R. 5034 Article at Wine Spectator- A Must Read

Wine Spectator has published an excellent article describing the origins and possible affects of H.R. 5034.  If passed, the Comprehensive Alcohol Regulatory Effectiveness Act of 2010 or CARE Act has the potential of affecting alcohol distribution across the country to the benefit of wholesalers. Already more than 100 congress representatives have signed on to co-sponsor […]

Have You Heard About House Bill 5034?

The past three or four weeks we have spent a lot of time visiting wineries on the east and west coasts. We have been able to talk with owners and winemakers about the story of their vineyards and winery. Surprisingly when we mention House Bill 5034, many were not aware of this bill which conflicts […]

PakSense Labels for Shipping Wine

PakSense, a company that started in 2004 has a very interesting product that just may help consumers. One of their products is a small label that can be affixed to a bottle or case of wine at a winery. When the wine reaches its destination, the information can be relayed back to the winery. According […]

Safe Haven Wine Services

Located in Paso Robles, Safe Haven Wine Services opened in June to provide wine storage services with a difference. The owners, Daniel and Corrine Appelbaum are providing a personal wine storage facility for wine country travelers, local wineries and collectors. In addition to the storage vaults, members will discover a private tasting lounge, wet bar, […]

Will Consumers Continue to Lose?

I just read an interesting editorial in the Erie Times-News. The editor quoted the owner of Massa Vineyards in Pennsylvania in regard to shipping laws for wine.  “What is best for consumers? That should be everyone’s concern here.” The winetrailtravler.com team had the opportunity to visit wineries in North Carolina and they make a muscadine […]

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