Well, that sounds positive. Until you realize the only people invited to the first meeting were representatives of the liquor distribution industry. No consumers attended the meeting.
Wine drinkers said they were dismayed to find that they weren’t invited to the first meeting last week held by the Maryland comptroller’s office to study the wine-shipping issue.
The study commission seems to be focused on the potential impact on liquor wholesalers and distributors, and could “overlook” consumers, said Adam Borden, former executive director of Marylanders for Better Beer and Wine Laws.
Of course anything they do will be focused on liquor wholesalers and distributors. That’s who write the checks to those campaigns.
There’s an election in November, Maryland. Time to do some housecleaning. Ask your representatives where they stand on this issue, and how much money they take from distributors. If you don’t like the answers, vote for someone else.