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Magazine Archives: June 30, 2010

Bill Threatens Wine Direct Shipping

Robert Taylor
Issue: June 30, 2010


The battle over whether consumers can order wine directly from wineries is moving to the halls of the U.S. Capitol. Members of the House of Representatives introduced a bill (H.R. 5034) in April that could end direct shipping of wine and other forms of alcohol in the United States, or at least put major roadblocks in front of lawsuits by consumers and wineries trying to reduce restrictions on direct shipping. Sponsored by two Republican congressmen and two Democrats, the bill would strengthen state governments' control of alcohol sales, allowing them to protect the three-tier system of distribution while putting a much greater burden on people challenging it.


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