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Post by BottleBoy » Sat Sep 08, 2018 4:10 pm

My name is Billy Smith.
I am a wine maker in Minnesota.
[commercial link redacted by moderator]

I hope to attend BM in 2019 with friends and family. I was wondering about selling wine?
Can someone tell me the ins and out of this?

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Re: Wine

Post by GroundStart » Sat Sep 08, 2018 4:25 pm

Hi, welcome aboard.
I won't pretend to know anything about selling alcohol, but my experiences with a friend who ran a bar have taught me that liquor laws are damned complicated. I'd start with the Nevada Alcoholic Beverage Control.

That said, Burning Man isn't much a retail venue. You might want to peruse the Ten Principles, notably De-commodification. ... rinciples/

Now you could perhaps "gift" wine that you made to BRC citizens, but you'd do well to card them.
Sorry that these answers might not be what you wanted to hear. Hopefully you make it out for 2019.

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Re: Wine

Post by AntiM » Sun Sep 09, 2018 4:24 am

Welcome Aboard, Billy.

I'm the moderator who took the link out of your post. Looks like you have a lot to learn about Burning Man. It is a no commerce zone, with only ice and coffee being sold by the BMORG in specific locations. Ice is a public health requirement, all profits go to local schools. The coffee thing in Center Cafe is a social thing for newbies, you can find gifted coffee throughout the city.
Otherwise, BRC is a no vending zone. Not even barter, we run on a gift economy and practice decommodification. You couldn't even advertise when you gifted wine, although you could share stories about making it person to person. That's immediacy. ... rinciples/

Do tell us about yourself and what draws you to the event, other than the potential for sales, which is of course, not a factor at all.

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Re: Wine

Post by Elderberry » Sun Sep 09, 2018 5:00 am

Hey there, welcome to ePlaya!

When Ben and Jerry go to Burningman they not only gift their ice cream, the remove their branding. That's what no-commerce means. If your going to gift your wine, I'd suggest you do the same.
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