A Word from the Specialty Wine Retailers

We've heard from the supplier tier and the wholesaler tier regarding HR 5034. Now here's a word from the Specialty Wine Retailers Association's director Tom Wark. The SWRA represents brick and mortar and online wine retailers, which are in a unique position because they are left out of the bill entirely. So the big question is: if HR 5034 was passed, would states be allowed to discriminate against online wine retailers? Tom says yes. "The bill doesn't say that there can be no non-facial discrimination against retailers, just producers," he told us. Here's what else he had to say as you, dear reader, are a fly on the wall.

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