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"Alcohol Tax Increase. Alcohol Price Increase?"

Posted: March 15th, 2023

We have received numerous calls and questions about retail wine, beer and liquor price increases.
My understanding at this point is that the Federal Excise Tax on liquor, wine and beer is due to increase by 6.3% starting April 1st, 2023.
This according to

"Therefore, any retail price increases are on a product-by-product basis and determined by beverage alcohol producers."

The Village Winemaker prices will not be affected by these increases.

I hope this helps to clarify the situation. Please do not hesitate to contact us for additional information.

The Village Winemaker

Monday, November 7th, is International Merlot Day? I swear, I didn't know.

Posted: November 4th, 2022

Originating in Bordeaux France, Merlot is named for the little black birds of the region. Either because the Merlot grapes are small and black like the birds, or because the birds love eating the grapes.