Did you hear the news today.
I love Supreme Court rulings that I agree with. Doesn't everyone?
Today a narrow margin of 5-4 the Supreme Court overturned state liquor laws in New York and Michigan that gave preferential treatment to in-state wineries. Both states permit in-state wineries to ship directly to consumers, bypassing both retailers and wholesalers.”
But the law goes way beyond what's happening in New York and Michigan. Because an additional 15 states currently prohibit all direct-to-consumer wine shipments. They are Alabama, Arkansas, Delaware, Kansas, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Mississippi, Montana, New Jersey, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, Tennessee and Utah.
If you've ever visited Napa Valley and didn't want to risk your wines getting cooked in the blazing hit of the California sun and faced the rude awakening that you couldn't have those wines shipped to your home in these and other states, you'll appreciate the changes that will not only allow you to choose for yourself. Plus those small wineries that depend on direct sales will finally not have governmental interference preventing them from running a successful business.