Forget the Tea Party, have a Wine Party with 1040FU wine!

Face it, drinking 1040FU wine is political revolt in a glass!  It's your way of telling your friends that the government is squandering the hard earned money of taxpayers. 

1040FU is conscientious objection to waste & the current political process.  Drinking 1040FU questions the wisdom of a Stimulus Bill that at best created pick & shovel jobs.  Toasting with a glass of 1040FU asks the question of how you can revamp health care for 30 million additional people but not add more doctors, nurses or address tort reforms.  Opening a 2nd bottle of 1040FU signifies your acknowledgement that the government is socialist and the new 3.8% Medicare Tax on dividends and draws combined with an additional tax rate increase from 36.9 to 39.6% in 2010 are just the beginning.   And buying a case of 1040FU shows that you're a dammed good CPA and that you have some of your own FU.

What is FU?

Remember Kung Fu? FU refers to the possession of superior skills like David Carradine had. FU more aptly applies to the technology field, especially computer related. Hopefully your tax preparer has good FU skills to combat the government's FU!

The Story Behind 1040 FU

Lively debates of politics and taxes are as American as a Napa Cabernet. So we set out to create a wine that would inspire and complement the kind of discourse that frequently crops up during tax season and election years. The label was approved only after more than a year of submissions to the US Department of Treasury, Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) . Our first effort directly quoted various tax pronouncements from both www.whitehouse.gov and the President of the United States. There was also mention of the Internal Revenue Service. That label was summarily dismissed by the United States government - one mustn't imply that the President or the White House or the IRS endorses the wine.

After many rewrites and frequent consultation with a gifted attorney (now working with a well-known pharmaceutical company and eschewing credit for fear of lifelong audits), we arrived at the wording you see here. Apparently the federal government still has some reservations. One concern is "simulation of a government form" (apparently, being pasted to a bottle doesn't make it clear that this is a label, not a form). Another is "simulation of a government agency". They may have us there as the "Department of Socialism" is mentioned on the label, perhaps we stumbled onto something here?

Don't be surprised if this great wine, which appeals equally to conservatives and liberals, inspires a spirited discussion among your friends. It goes best with gentle sarcasm and foolhardy opinions such as changing the tax code, taxing the wealthy, entrepreneurship in America, and the need for a good CPA. We hope you enjoy drinking it as much as we have enjoyed making it.