This interview is with Bernie Kipp, who worked for the Oregon Liquor Control Commission (OLCC) and the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB). In this interview, Bernie discusses how he got involved in the wine industry, the challenges he faces in his job, and the importance of the OLCC and TTB. He also speaks about what makes Oregon labeling special, his knowledge of early lawmaking, and the importance of protecting labeling laws in Oregon. Towards the end of the interview, Bernie goes on to talk about the changes he’s seen in the wine industry, its future, and potential issues/controversies that he sees in the future.
This interview was conducted by Rich Schmidt at Stoel Rives LLC in Portland, Oregon on November 22, 2019.