It’s nice to see a wine store owner who gets it:
I also see these proposed changes as a huge opportunity to serve our customers better while redressing outdated, irrational and inequitable laws.
If the laws were truly fair, we independent retailers will have our own advantages. Big chains will have to buy big. And while your local supermarket pushes those same familiar bottles, independent stores will still provide substantially more selection and be better able to seek out smaller, even very limited producers, like the guy who makes just 40 cases a year of really good lambrusco.
Gov. Paterson is not a friend of liberty and my guess is that this is just another way to get more taxes to Albany. That said, like decriminalization efforts in CA and other places, it seems to be a step in the right direction. Too bad that the tax collectors in The Empire State would get more loot if this passes.11:54 am on March 21, 2009 Email Manuel Lora