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After 16 years of operation, Nashoba Valley Winery learned this year that the ABCC wouldn't be renewing all of the licenses the winery needs to both make and serve wine. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
After 16 years of operation, Nashoba Valley Winery learned this year that the ABCC wouldn't be renewing all of the licenses the winery needs to both make and serve wine. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
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After 16 years of relatively smooth operations, the Nashoba Valley Winery learned this year that the Alcoholic Beverages Control Commission wouldn't be renewing all of the licenses the winery needs to both make and serve wine.

As we reported earlier, Rich Pelletier, the winery's owner, said that was going to put him out of business.

State officials have been scrambling to solve the bureaucratic problem — even Gov. Charlie Baker has gotten involved, saying he would support action ensuring the winery's operation. On Tuesday, the state Attorney General's Office sent a letter to Pelletier's lawyer saying there was good reason in the law for the ABCC to re-issue the licenses.

WBUR's David Boeri, who reported the initial story, joined All Things Considered to discuss the latest.

This segment aired on June 28, 2016.

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Now retired, David Boeri was a senior reporter at WBUR.

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