For the past several years, Wines & Vines editor Jim Gordon has served as the director of annual Symposium for Professional Wine Writers at Meadowood Napa Valley. I got to know Jim at this year’s Symposium (where I was a fellowship recipient), and I can attest to the fact that he’s one of the kindest people in the industry. And he also knows his stuff — he’s been covering the wine industry as an editor and reporter for more than 25 years, so he’s super interesting to talk with.
Jim just posted a 3-minute video on YouTube urging the industry to rally together to oppose to HR1161. As he explains, “everyone in the wine-making business should know about this new legislation and personally take action to make sure it fizzles.” Check it out, share it with friends, family, and fellow oenophiles, and take action!
For more on why HR 1161 is so dangerous, check out my recent op-ed in the New York Times.