From The Post:
Buying unusual wines for a distinctive wine list can take months, Montgomery restaurateurs say. Some labels remain beyond their reach because some wineries and distributors refuse to deal with the county. Botched orders can take weeks to correct, they say, and once-weekly shipments can leave them apologizing to unhappy customers when a certain vintage runs out. Because of an extra county markup on special orders, diners often find wine lists in Montgomery more expensive.
The distribution system also bears some blame, restaurateurs say, for a relative shortage of upscale dining in Montgomery. Some chefs say they passed up mouth-watering demographics -- almost 1 million people, many with deep pockets -- because they found it too hard and expensive to keep the kind of impressive wine cellar that fine-dining customers expect.