Kluge should buy own lobbyist


Just happened on the article [February 2: "Out-lobbied: Wholesalers hogtie wineries"} linked through erobertparker.com. This quote got my attention:

"'That's because we don't have the money the distributors do," says Bill Moses, chairman of the Virginia Wine Board and CEO of Kluge Estate Vineyard and Winery."

I laughed until I cried. Poor, poor Kluge just can't compete. They should outspend the distributors lobbying for their distribution rights– possibly by an order of magnitude. Guess what that would do to the General Assembly subcommittee vote?

Dan Kravitz
Harpswell, Maine (but Warrenton for the previous decade)