Or, don’t believe everything you read on the Internet.
Several visitors have arrived here recently looking for information about Fat Bastard wines, which several websites say can’t be sold in Texas. Which is hooey. We may have some odd and annoying liquor laws in Texas, but they have nothing to do with Fat Bastard. Now, if you want to talk about our wet-dry and private club laws, we could have a lengthy discussion.
“I see Fat Bastard in my grocery store all the time,” says Carolyn Beck, who is a spokesman for the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission, which regulates wine sales in the state. “As far as I know, it’s never been banned.”
The confusion, apparently, stems from the TABC’s label review process, which used to be more extensive than it is today. Today, if the federal agency that regulates wine labels says a label is OK, then it’s OK in Texas. Which Fat Bastard is.