20 Apr 2010
Today’s DrinkNectar post is featured on Cork’d. Starting this week, I’ll be featuring two posts per week over with the fine folks at WineLibrary! Cork’d is becoming an online playground for all things wine.
STOP THE MADNESS – NOW IS THE TIME FOR ACTION
Read the post here and be sure to take action. April 19, I created a Facebook page to help draw attention to the potentially disastrous legislation that would cripple small business wineries and could close the doors on direct to customer shipping. The page is an aggregate of information and a space to express your concerns against the passage of HR5034. Please become a fan (like) that page today, and share with as many friends as you can.
*Special thanks to Tom Wark for helping spread the word about HR5034 and helping administrate the Facebook page!
A CALL TO ACTION:
- Contact your representative and tell them to vote NO on HR5034. (Use one of the many articles in this piece for reference materials).
- Re-post this or any of the referenced articles on twitter using the hashtag #HR5034
- Join the Facebook community STOPHR5034, post it to your page and share it with your friends.
- Share this information with other wineries, wine associations, and wine lovers
30 Dec 2009
I’m honored to have an article featured on Cork’d today. This web site is part of social media and wine sensation Gary Vaynerchuk’s media empire, Vaynermedia.
In the article I talk about the Three Tiered distribution system in the wine and spirits industry and how the current laws are archaic, anti-competitive, suppressive toward capitalism, and communist in enforcement.
As long as the three-tier system is in place, the U.S. wine market will continue to be a crippled shell of what it could become.
Can we fix it? If Social Media has any power, it has the power to call problems to people’s attention and unite those of diverse geography into a solitary voice.
Read the article at Cork’d and leave a comment. Let’s look back at 2010 as the year that something revolutionary began to bring all wine to all people across the U.S.