Wines To Find

Wines To Find, Ep 78: Gallo Sets Up Shop in South Carolina

July 08, 2021 Michelle & Sandy Season 6 Episode 78
Wines To Find
Wines To Find, Ep 78: Gallo Sets Up Shop in South Carolina
Show Notes

Guest: South Carolina State Representative, District 89, Micah Caskey

Wines: 2020 Whitehaven Sauvignon Blanc, Gallo Family Chardonnay, 2015 Dept 66 Grenache

We are joined by S.C. State Representative, Micah Caskey, to discuss the changes made to South Carolina's alcohol licensing regulations as part of the deal that landed what will be the East Coast hub of one of the most well known and largest winemakers in the United States.

The majority of Gallo's sales are on the Eastern Coast of the United States. To streamline bottling and distribution operations, they determined an East Coast location was needed. Listen to learn how South Carolina had the competitive advantage over other areas of consideration and what changes to South Carolina State law were needed to finalize the deal.

As we taste and rate 3 of their wines, learn about the history of Gallo's worldwide wine empire, the quirks of South Carolina's rules regarding alcohol consumption and distribution as well as why some may have opposed the changes. A fun and informative episode for anyone that loves wine, history and politics!

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