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Legalize It

New York is cracking down on illegal direct shipping. Why are retailers and wine lovers outraged over enforcement rather than lobbying to legalize it?

Posted: October 9, 2014  By Robert Taylor

The New York State Liquor Authority (NYSLA) has been making waves in the wine industry, ramping up enforcement on a range of fair-business guidelines intended to even the playing field among large and small retailers and distributors. Most of the $3 million-plus in fines levied over the past three years have resulted from illegal transactions between wholesalers and retailers, having little effect on consumers, but one recent NYSLA filing has wine lovers up in arms: 16 charges of improper conduct for Albany-based retailer Empire Wine for shipping wine to consumers in other states.

News & Features  :  News

New York State Cracks Down on Its Top Wine Merchants

Retailers and wholesalers are alarmed by new State Liquor Authority rules and more than $3 million in fines; chairman insists he is ensuring a fair industry

Posted: October 9, 2014  By Robert Taylor

News & Features  :  News

New York Retailer Charged with Illegally Shipping Wine to Out-of-State Consumers

Albany’s Empire Wine fires back with lawsuit against New York State Liquor Authority

Posted: September 23, 2014  By Robert Taylor

Collecting  :  Collecting News

Online Wine Auctioneer Arrested on Embezzlement Charges

WineGavel founder faces 12 counts of theft concerning more than $500,000 in wine

Posted: July 31, 2014  By Robert Taylor

News & Features  :  News

U.S. Wine Shipping Laws, State by State

Where can consumers have wine shipped directly to their homes?

Posted: July 14, 2014  By Robert Taylor

News & Features  :  News

Massachusetts Legalizes Winery Direct Shipping, but Questions Remain

Direct-to-consumer sales measure included in budget signed by governor; delivery-truck permits remain an obstacle

Posted: July 14, 2014  By Robert Taylor

News & Features  :  Dining Tips

Dining Tip: Mario Batali's Sausage and Peppers Pizza

The star chef shares a New York recipe from his Otto pizzeria in Greenwich Village

Posted: May 5, 2014  By Robert Taylor

April 30, 2014 Issue  :  News

In Brief: Eberle Out in Paso Robles; Giant Boulders Bowl Through Italian Vineyard

Posted: April 30, 2014  By MaryAnn Worobiec, Robert Taylor

News & Features  :  Seasonal

Who Will Win the 2014 Final Four Wine Taste-Off?

Wine Spectator's annual March Madness competition puts wineries from Connecticut, Florida, Kentucky and Wisconsin on the court

Posted: April 4, 2014  By Robert Taylor, Ben O'Donnell, Esther Mobley

Feb. 28, 2014 Issue  :  News

In Brief: Château Mouton-Rothschild Artistic License, Who Really Owns Downton Abbey Wines and Wine Spectator Grand Tasting Ticket Winner

Posted: February 28, 2014  By Robert Taylor, Kasey Carpenter

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