I think you can eat healthy for not a lot of money. It's not necessarily the cost of the food (unless you're talking bullshit "organic" marketing), but I agree that there is an inconvenience to fresh food. One can purchase a whole chicken and cut it up and freeze for rather cheap. But it takes time. "Cheap & convenient" is the way to do it when one has little money and time. And that's usually where the questionable wholesomeness resides...
Local spot for me, buddy! Need to try it out. -Joe (@suburbanwino)
There's a bit of a rub here on getting these wines in front of more consumers (particularly in the Atlanta Metro Area): most (all) of these wineries are dealing in pretty small production, to the point where they'd be considered "boutique". I see a smattering of Blackstock, Tiger Mountain, and Wolf Mountain stuff at Whole Foods and a few other places, but with small production comes the margin game. Why would a winery want to sell to a distributor at a much lower sell price when it could feasibly sell all its wine at full retail price to tasting room visitors?
Furthermore, if laws prevent a Georgia winery from shipping its product direct to consumers IN GEORGIA, it's very difficult to gain exposure in other metro areas like Macon, Savannah, Augusta, and Columbus.
The wine's pretty solid up there. I wish more people could try it!
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