this thing's got a long way to go
by PHILIP WHITE
WET? WET? Lotsa clucking and fretting about the Wine Equalisation Tax (WET) this last week, and climbing.
You wanta be taxed at a higher rate? Add value to your product. Give it true worth. Do it responsibly. Pay properly for your grapes. Look after the country and do things really carefully with no detrimental cost to the ecology or the waterways or public health. Right from the start, aim to make a nice clean profit, true blue, as soon as you can. Employ a few people in the vineyard and winery. Train them.
These 'virtual wineries' are direct threats and rivals to the small premium producers they told us the WET rebate was set up to assist.