Posts from the ‘Miscellaneous’ Category
Wishing you and yours a bountiful Thanksgiving Day.
Drink well and travel safely!
After reading a few things recently online, I started to consider how the work of a Sales Rep is taken for granted, or completely misunderstood, or bastardized by the sea of less genuine folks that get easily filtered in and out of the dynamic world of wine in New York and beyond. And then I came across a five minute YouTube video in which Julie Taymor and Alfred Molina ask Russell Brand to portray the part of Trinculo in their upcoming production of Shakespeare’s The Tempest, and he responded in kind.
We warned you…the battle isn’t over until the fat cat sings…and boy, is this tubby tabby howling in the alley.
Last week, the forces behind “At Rest” sent a letter to their clients. Read this exact letter below, which is followed by a response that was scripted by the New York Fine Wine Wholesalers Alliance.
Please feel free to forward this link to EVERYONE you know in the NYS wine industry, for there is to be NO REST until the “At Rest” proposal is sealed in a casket underground.
David with the Head of Goliath, by Caravaggio
Last week was somewhat momentous to the New York State’s wine industry. We and a host of other small importer/distributors, dropped our competitions and came together to battle the common enemy. The waging of war against two monster corporations who still hope to squash and dominate the industry in NY, couldn’t have been done without you. And while the fight is not yet over, to everyone who shared links, tweeted and retweeted, and posted on Facebook and blogs, we are eternally grateful. As of now, their dreams of a monopoly, disguised as the “At Rest” proposal, are not in the state’s current budget. However, we’re not yet in the clear and so it is not yet time to lay down our arms, disband and walk.
David and Goliath by Titian
It’s amazing what a day in social media will bring. The response to the impending “At Rest” legislation, which stands to alter the New York State Wine Industry in ways that benefit not the consumer, nor the industry itself, was mammoth. Following on the late heels of Arab Spring and the Occupy Wall Street movement, it is clear that the 99% majority are unwilling to remain silent when bullied by dictators, dirty politicians or greedy corporations, dominating wine wholesalers not excluded.
David Slaying Goliath by Peter Paul Rubens
There’s a war being waged in the State of New York, by the two largest wine wholesalers, to monopolize the local wine industry. If this “At Rest” amendment to the alcoholic beverage control law is passed, all other importers/distributors, who warehouse their wines out-of-state, would have to first deliver their wines/spirits to a licensed New York State wholesaler for a period of 48 hours, before it could be delivered to you. This means a minimum delay of THREE DAYS, in receiving all orders placed.
Please join us and 40+ other wholesalers, who represent the industry’s 99%, in fighting state-domination by two single corporations.