I don't know how many people here use WineCommune, or what they think of it, but I noticed a suspended license notice from California on their site today. I was wondering what anyone thought of WineCommune and whether it can be considered a reputable source. Just curious. Also, I have also heard people on this board mention Winebid, and I am curious if this is a valid source, and if so what makes these sites different from one another.
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More Information about the California ABC December 2008 Action

We have recently settled an investigation by the California Department of Alcohol Beverage Control (ABC) into WineCommune.com.

As part of the settlement WineCommune's alcoholic beverages licenses have been suspended for 30 days beginning December 18th, 2008.

In addition, we will now require California residents selling wine on WineCommune.com to provide us with a copy of their California ABC license. The license must be of a type that grants the holder the right to sell wine in California.

Moo
NOt sure. But like a bar, if the law tells them they have to close at a certain time, they have no choice.

But I am not sure if it only applies to CA sellers or all sellers, or JJB, or? I'm sure you can Google the order itself, it is bound to be online unless there is a delay.

More news on this breaking development as it occurs, keep your eyes here. Big Grin

Moo
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Originally posted by Sleepyhaus:
I don't know how many people here use WineCommune, or what they think of it, but I noticed a suspended license notice from California on their site today. I was wondering what anyone thought of WineCommune and whether it can be considered a reputable source. Just curious. Also, I have also heard people on this board mention Winebid, and I am curious if this is a valid source, and if so what makes these sites different from one another.
Winebid is a licensed auction house as opposed to a billboard service that enables private individuals to sell wine.

Very little comparison between the two. I've bought and sold through Winebid a number of times and consider them to be fine to deal with.
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Originally posted by winegirl58:
Winecommune has been fighting these guys for years....The Feds and various states want in
on the money..and cant seem to accept zero revenue for online sales. Many of these states would simply prefer something closer to 1930s
model.


What amounts to a sales tax, why shouldn't the states be privy to something that purposely tries to avoid the state sales tax?

And it's different from the 1930s ... not that it's stopped me from making moonshine Big Grin
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Originally posted by Gigond Ass:
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Originally posted by Sleepyhaus:
I don't know how many people here use WineCommune, or what they think of it, but I noticed a suspended license notice from California on their site today. I was wondering what anyone thought of WineCommune and whether it can be considered a reputable source. Just curious. Also, I have also heard people on this board mention Winebid, and I am curious if this is a valid source, and if so what makes these sites different from one another.
Winebid is a licensed auction house as opposed to a billboard service that enables private individuals to sell wine.

Very little comparison between the two. I've bought and sold through Winebid a number of times and consider them to be fine to deal with.


WineBid are good, but expensive. I've used them a couple of times; they charge both the buyer and seller commissions of around 15%. I've also bought from Brentwood.
the Goodfellows who run wine distribution, you know the Goodfellows who are friends of ours, that's their line of business, and they'd really like to talk to you about your idea and get it cleared from the Godfather, or at least the Capo before you talk about it again.
Hmmm, insatiable politians vs. Goodfellows? Wouldn't that be an interesting battle royale to watch. But then again, aren't they one in the same?

The last thing I want to do is wake up in bed next to a horse's head. Well, maybe not the last thing I want to do, but it's at the bottom of the list.
This is the 'family' that runs our local distribution:

The Boots Clan


They also dabble in private loans, union investments, and from time to time their bank has financed construction projects after terrible fires have burned projects to the ground:

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2008/03/09/BAPTVGJO8.DTL

http://cms.firehouse.com/web/online/News/Fire-At-Los-Ga...Injures-Two/46$38112

http://www.seas.gwu.edu/~emse232/april200421.html

http://www.smugmug.com/gallery/2307422_AEhx3/1/120612086_ngYWn/Medium

Thankfully all those projects where still under construction and the Heritage bank was able to step in and collect the insurance money and refinance the rebuilding with help from the local unions happy to be working for 18 more months, and paying dues and investing with the Heritage Bank on the project.
Maybe you need to become a made guy, grease some palms and get your slice of the pie. But then again, you might get whacked in the process. Safer to just keep doing that voodoo that you do. I'm still holding out for a good line up of felony charges. Arnold and the rest of the desperate elected gov't in your state want to wet their beaks and will do so soon enough.
They pay thier taxes, get their licenses and when someone like Boots the third gets out of line, they take care of it. I got no problem with them, and they don't care about me.

I've thought what winecocmmune does had been of questionable legality for years. I've only ever bought from JJ Buckly or auctions run by JJ Buckley. I don't need my licenses tied in anyway to anyone selling alcohol with out a permit from the ABC.
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Originally posted by Primordealsoup:
Why don't the States just start to tax all wine shipments and allow anyone to ship to anyone who is 21? Govenment happy, wine shippers happy, UPS/FedEx happy.


A similar argument could be stated on legalizing pot. The tax revenue would be substantial. And yes, everyone would be HAPPY.
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Originally posted by Juicy:
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Originally posted by Primordealsoup:
Why don't the States just start to tax all wine shipments and allow anyone to ship to anyone who is 21? Govenment happy, wine shippers happy, UPS/FedEx happy.


A similar argument could be stated on legalizing pot. The tax revenue would be substantial. And yes, everyone would be HAPPY.



I agree!! Smile
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Originally posted by Juicy:
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Originally posted by Primordealsoup:
Why don't the States just start to tax all wine shipments and allow anyone to ship to anyone who is 21? Govenment happy, wine shippers happy, UPS/FedEx happy.


A similar argument could be stated on legalizing pot. The tax revenue would be substantial. And yes, everyone would be HAPPY.


Why not?

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