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Wine and Charity

Wednesday, October 3rd, 2012

We came across a bit of information from the wine industry the other day that made us stop and think.

Regulators in California have begun to crack down on how charities can work with wineries and wine retailers to fundraise.  No longer can someone hold a tasting event where every bottle, or wine gift since these are typically held in December, creates some revenue for the charity.

Personally I realize that there are some real regulatory requirements in play for selling wine, but isn’t this at all short sighted?

Given the current economic situation both in terms of wine but the wider economy as well, why can’t we let these two struggling industries work together to try and weather this storm?