On Christmas Eve, two pieces of Kentucky news were announced, and buried because of the holiday.
Kentucky's Bourbon Trail to be featured at Obama's Inauguration: Or, at least part of one of the Balls. I'd kill to go to this … I have the perfect dress. Seven distilleries will participate in the Bluegrass Ball held by the Kentucky Society of
Washington as part of the inauguration celebration. Our proud bourbon representatives are Jim Beam, Woodford Reserve, Buffalo Trace, Bulleit,
Four Roses, Maker’s Mark, and Wild Turkey. The black-tie event occurs Monday, Jan. 19, 2009, at the
Marriott Wardman Park Hotel in Washington, D.C., beginning at 6 p.m.
Court Okays Interstate Wine Sales: Yes, we're slowly (SLOWLY) breaking down Prohibition. Here's the entire article, as they say it better than me:
The US Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals has struck down a Kentucky law that prohibits the shipment of wine from small out-of-state wineries to customers in Kentucky.
The ruling Wednesday upheld a lower court decision that declared the
law to be an unconstitutional violation of the Commerce Clause.
The lawsuit was initially filed by Huber Winery in Starlight, Ind., which objected to the law that allowed small
in-state wineries to sell directly to Kentucky customers but did not
permit small out-of-state wineries to do so.
A trade group representing Kentucky wine and spirits wholesalers had supported the state’s position.
I'm not sure yet how this will affect our ability to get Ohio wines in Kentucky, if at all, but I"ll be pursuing it in the new year.
Back to your ham, family, and new toys now. Happy Christmas!
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