Reminder: September’s Virtual Tasting is this Wednesday from 7-8pm. Read about how to participate here.

As I wrote in a previous post, the November ballot in Washington State features another liquor privatization initiative, Initiative 1183. I am interested in hearing the thoughts of people across the three tiers – wineries, distributors, and restaurateurs – on what they see as the positives and/or negatives for their industries and for consumers about the proposed changes. I am particularly interested in the changes related to the wine industry, specifically:

1. Allowing wineries and distributors to offer volume discounts

2. Allowing retailers and restaurants to distribute wine to their own stores from a central warehouse

If you are interested in sharing your thoughts, please e-mail me at [email protected]. I will subsequently summarize these thoughts for a future post about this initiative. Note that I am happy to take emailed comments either for attribution or to quote anonymously in my subsequent post.