Man, I just read some potentially sad news. Arnie over on the Left Coast in Cali is seriously considering raising the excise tax on wine in his state in an attempt to close the state’s $41.6 billion budget gap (it has actually been proposed). The price for Napa and Sonoma bottles are already higher than a cat’s ass. This could hurt.
Ok, so it makes a little sense. He is probably looking at the thriving wine industry with the thought that no matter how bad it gets people still consume alcohol. He is seeing the gap close considerably with such a lucrative local Industry. And wine gives people a sense of calm in times like these. But the bottles have to be not only good but affordable in times like these.