Despite widespread support for legal, regulated direct-to-consumer wine shipments by the U.S. Supreme Court, Federal Trade Commission and state alcohol regulators, consumers in a few states are still prohibited by state law from ordering and receiving wines directly from out-of-state wineries. Additionally, only a dozen or so states allow shipments to consumers from out-of-state retailers.
We believe that consumers, not wholesaler middlemen, should determine which wines they can enjoy and how they purchase them: by Internet, telephone or newsletter. Model direct shipping legislation is working successfully in the majority of states -- representing more than 90% of consumers -- and provide additional tax revenues, prevent underage access, and satisfy consumer demand in a dynamic marketplace. Contact your state legislators today and urge them to oppose archaic, protectionist prohibitions on interstate wine shipments, and to support positive legislation that serves consumers, state governments and regulatory agencies. Simply type in your home zip code below and follow the simple instructions.
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