Tuesday, April 24, 2007

More on Wine Shippments in Illinois

Illinois HB 429 is likely coming to a vote later this week. You can write or call your state representative by looking up their contact information here. If you buy wine out of state, or even if you buy from in state retailers, this bill should concern you. Distributors are trying to limit competition by preventing free interstate trade of alcohol. This will certainly lead to higher prices and diminished selection. If you have a favorite lesser known wine (even if it is available at a big box liquor store in Illinois) you may lose your ability to easily and cheaply obtain a bottle. Don't wait, call or write today.

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