Bottoms Up

Beer and wine in the Bay Area and beyond

That pesky three-tier system

By Jessica Yadegaran
Friday, July 10th, 2009 at 2:50 pm in Corkheads.

I tweeted about this too, but thought I’d post a link here. If you’ve ever wondered why you can’t find certain wines in your neighborhood wine shop or why you can’t even have them shipped to your home state, read Tom Wark’s essay. He does the best job I’ve seen of explaining the remnants of Prohibition and our country’s archaic three-tier system when it comes to buying alcohol.

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