This is the time of year.  Grey Thursday (what the heck is that, by the way?) Black Friday! Small Business Saturday! Cyber Monday!

I give it about 2 years before someone comes up with something for Sunday!  In any case, if you’re shopping for wine this year and want to send wine from your favorite winery to a friend in Texas, Pennsylvania or about 20 other states, find a good attorney.  Anyone sending unique wine gifts can tell you one simple fact, wine shipping laws are arcane and antiquated.

It sucks to ship wine.

In any case, part of the problem is that unlike beer, which is dominated by a few huge companies that we have all heard of, wine is dominated by thousands of small wineries which couldn’t come close to making enough wine to satisfy the demand for their products.  Weird huh?