This Week on The Swirl Suite

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No show this week.

Between traveling & working, we’re pooped.

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Another Attempt to Let USPS Ship Alcohol

The USPS Shipping Equity Act (H.R. 2517) was introduced by Congresswoman Jackie Speier (D-CA). She said the bill would end the Prohibition-era restriction that prohibits the Postal Service from shipping alcohol. “In 2016, California was America’s top destination for the direct shipment of wine, yet consumers and manufacturers are prohibited from using the U.S. Postal Service to ship or deliver these everyday products,” Speier said. “In most states, private carriers such as FedEx and UPS are already delivering alcoholic beverages. It makes no sense to create a competitive disadvantage for the USPS by barring them from these kinds of shipments, especially given the Postal Service’s dire financial condition. Congress needs to lift this ban for the benefit of beverage manufacturers, consumers, and our struggling postal service.”

Slow Wine 2020 needs wine writers!

The editors of the Slow Wine guide 2020 are currently accepting applications for field contributors.
Email if you would like us to consider you for the position (Jared is the guide’s coordinating editor for California and Oregon). Field contributors are tasked with the following:
– contact producers to set up winery visits;
– visit wineries to taste, interview, and photograph;
– write roughly 300-word profiles of roughly 10 estates (some contributors do more). 


We are gearing up for the 2019 Essence Fest!

We will be recording 2 live shows during the 2019 Essence Fest. Come find us Friday & Saturday with The Black Wine Experience