Kaz, Randy and X discuss the remarkable similarity between H.R. 5034 (last year’s distributor-led legislation to assert primacy of the 21st Amendment over the Commerce Clause) and H.R. 1161 (this year’s distributor-led legislation to assert primacy of the 21st Amendment over the Commerce Clause).
For our first real show of 2011, Kaz and crew have Tom Wark (Fermentation: The Daily Wine Blog and Wark Communications) on to visit about the latest challenges with direct shipping and out-of-state wine retailer sales. Then they go on to make wild predictions for the 2011 wine industry. We promise to check them at the end of the year and find out which of us is Nostradamus!
Pay extra attention to the second break, where Tom describes a special offer to the very next sponsor that we sign up to support WBR! Thanks Tom!
Kaz, Randy and X enjoy a brief “gangs-all-here” moment, then it’s off to the usual banter! Tom Wark comes to visit and talks about the latest with H.R. 5034 as well as the International Pinot Noir Celebration, finishing with his take on where the best place to situate a social media effort.
X provides the usual levity by wearing his fall colors wardrobe and bringing us some liquid raisins to drink! What’s liquid raisin, you ask? Well, you’ll have to listen (or watch) to find out!
Tom Wark visits with Kaz & Randy to discuss the top stories of 2007.
Randy is off sipping wine in Santa Rosa, while Kaz has Tom Wark (of Wark Communications and Fermentation: The Daily Wine Blog) in the studio to talk about the ever changing landscape of the wine industry, including the “corporatization” of wine, and whether that’s a bad thing or not. Kaz does the hat trick for uses for Coca-Cola, especially the “dissolve a steak in Coke” one. Listen up, it’s packed with good things to know!
Kaz and Randy get chatty about Randy’s grape harvest, the Great American Beer Festival, and they bring all the best wine blog info to your ears this week.