Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Pours for Justice

If you are a wine lover, a supporter of free and fair trade and/or a
self-described “good government” advocate, Chicago Pinot invites you
to attend Chicago’s most unique wine event of 2009.

Come join me on August 6 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Chicago
Cultural Center
, for "Pours for Justice", a benefit for the Illinois
Wine Consumer Coalition.

The event will include a variety of unique wines available for
sampling, an auction, talks by VIPs on the necessity of changing the
thinking and laws concerning consumer access to wine and information
on how concerned Illinoisans can become involved in changing the law
in Illinois to assure consumers have real access to wine in Illinois.

HB-429 was signed by then Governor Blagojevich one year ago, ending the
privilege Illinois wine consumers embraced for over a decade, allowing
them to purchase wine from out of state retailers.

A 2005 Supreme Court decision should have opened the fifty state
borders for more interstate wine shipping. Some states have
liberalized their shipping rules, but others, like Illinois, have used
this decision to make certain wine shipments more difficult or even

Come learn more about the cause, and learn how to regain access to
your favorite specialty wines!

Tickets are $100.00 and are available at http://www.specialtywineretailers.org/donate.html or call (707) 935-4424.

For more information on the Specialty Wine Retailers Association, please visit http://www.specialtywineretailers.org/.