Just received this email from Ridge Winery in California:
Greetings from Ridge!
This is just a note to inform our customers shipping wine into Washington that the State of Washington is now requiring that we collect and remit to them a 6.5% sales tax on all wine purchases shipping into the state. This change is effective immediately. Please contact the winery if you have any questions.
My wine shopping and I have never had a problem. Just a perpetual race between the bankruptcy court and Hell.--Rogov