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Adam Borden Resigns from MD Wine Advocacy Group

March 9, 2010

It is with a heavy heart today that I read Adam Borden’s letter detailing his decision to step down as the executive director of the advocacy group Marylanders for Better Beer and Wine Laws (MBBWL). His resignation was made not in defeat but in a selfless act to further the cause of the group, as detailed in this Baltimore Sun article. We wish Adam all the best, and his leadership and passion for reforming Maryland’s Prohibition-era laws for the modern era will be missed.

However, MBBWL’s mission lives on under new Executive Director Paul Hoffstein. Let’s hope that their years of hard work to raise the profile of these issues to a fever pitch can ultimately pay off in 2010. Even in the face of repeated bad news from Annapolis, I’m doing my best to stay positive. A group with 25,000 supporters and an issue that enjoys a majority of support in the MD Senate will not go quietly into the night.

Although MBBWL has yet to make a formal announcement on their website, you can follow all of their efforts at or on twitter at Make it a point to write a letter to a legislator sometime this week and help Paul and his team help you as a fellow wine lover.

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