March 2008

Sake Bummer - The Shipping News!

Posted by admin in 2008, March, Newsletter, Sake Bummer

sake bummer march 2008We live in a free country! We practice the ideals of a free market economy! And yet, interstate shipping of alcoholic beverages is not free - at all! I will not go into great detail as to why we cannot ship sake to many of you wonderful sake drinkers. In a perfect world - well actually in a normal world - we would be free to ship to you wherever you reside in our great country, but as is there are bucket loads of states that are playing games to protect special interests. That's it in a nutshell - they are protecting special interests. And those special interests are either state-run liquor stores or local distributors who do not want "foreign" competition.

For more on what to do within your state to expose and try to oust these special interest groups who are all acting unconstitutionally at the very least I will herewith provide some very important links to some very active organizations of people who are looking out after your best interests. Then do something about it! Send letters - send emails - send scorn to the powers that be, especially you folks in Texas and Illinois who just recently lost your rights to purchasing wine and sake from a retail stores outside of your state. Get pissed - we are!

True Sake has engaged a team of compliance officials to create an airtight interstate shipping plan that is both legal and demanding of change. Please be patient with us as we try to expedite this tedious and timely - read bureaucratic - process. Our goal is to offer sake to those legal states by April.

Please visit and support the following web sites:

www.wineinstitute.org
www.specialtywineretailers.org/blog/
www.freethegrapes.org
shipcompliantblog.com/blog/

And lastly, if any of you good readers have any other sources of information or have opinions of your own please send them to us at info @ truesake.com- we are all ears!


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