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HB 1690 Opposition Letter

December 21, 2015


Dear Legislator:

Under HB 1690, what wines will be available in your grocery stores?

Data shows it will surely include these: American Chardonnay and Cabernet, 5 liter boxes, and alternative size box wines. These are the current LCB best sellers.

How does a guy like me who has spent the last 20 years of his life selling beer confidently write this prediction to the General Assembly? The data is published in the LCB’s 2013-14 Year in Review.

HB 1690 will change where people buy – not what they consume. This is easy to predict.

It is also easy to predict that HB 1690 will also have a negative impact on the beer market, my customers and my employees. It will increase access to a limited number of beers and destroy selection...

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