For those who keep up with such things, Washington state's two wine agencies have split.
The Washington Wine Institute is breaking off from the Washington Wine Commission.
The Commission is a state agency responsible for promotion and development of the state's wine industry. It receives funding through fees levied on growers and producers. The Institute is a nonprofit formed in 1984, three years before the commission, to advocate on regulatory and legislative issues affecting the wine industry. Its members are mostly wine producers, but also include wine grape growers and wine associations.
The Commission will remain headquartered in Seattle and the Institute will move to Olympia to focus on its advocacy efforts.
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