Washington state’s private-liquor law to change how the wine world operates (US)
Change is on the horizon for how and where you buy wine. Remember the passage of Initiative 1183 last fall? The initiative approved the privatisation of liquor sales and distribution, and also allowed for discount pricing on wine and spirits. By June 1, all state liquor stores must close and private sales from qualifying retailers can begin. Will this affect the way you purchase wines? Almost certainly. For starters, you’re going to see a smaller selection of wines at large retail grocers. You can also expect that smaller space to be occupied by fewer wineries, and those wineries will likely be larger ones that can take advantage of the discount-pricing feature, reports The Bellingham Herald.