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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 wawinereport@gmail.com. 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.

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3 comments

  1. Anonymous Says:
  2. The three tier system works well for all. All 1183 does is give the bigger more money and that is what it is all about. I have a wine shop in Vancouver, WA and as is sits Cosco just wants to be able to make twice the money being a distributor and retailer.

     
  3. David Furer Says:
  4. There's no 'n' in 'restaurateur'.

     
  5. David, thanks for the catch! I have corrected it.

     

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