Over the past 12 months, we have seen a dramatic rise in the number of alcohol related lawsuits. The reasons are pretty clear, lawyers see wine and beer distributors as ways to pay their bills.
Seriously, the industry has been seriously consolidated from about 50 nation wide distributors to only about 5.
For any wine of the month club, that’s a difficult situation to deal with to be sure since it is then difficult to find wine to buy and some other wine that you do find, can’t be purchased because of individual state laws.
I mean, I understand that laws like the beer and wine distributing 3rd party system and how they were created in the 1930’s….but can’t we update them since they’ve been around for over 80 years and really aren’t working any more?