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Reply to "What do you do about poor wine service?"

kca; Good question. I spoke with one of the State Legs at a party over the holidays on this issue. He laughed. As you know right now the fight is over dropping 3.2 beer and allowing the supemarkets to sell regular beer. That is going to be a bruiser for both sides.

Here is part of the problem. Under current rules the Legislators are only allowed to carry 5 bills per year. So someone, with money would have to convince a Leg to carry this as one of his bills. It will have to go through Appropriations for financial impact. If it has a price tag(it will), do you think anyone in the Leg would support it anytime in the near future? If retail is charging X for the bottle and restaurants typically charge 3X for the bottle, the State and muni is losing the differnce in sales tax. No one in the industry is going to support it, so it will have to be done as a purely consumer bill.

Great idea, wrong period of time!
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