When Brick House Vineyards in Oregon sent a half-case of 1999 Pinot Noir, worth $240, to a customer in West Virginia via UPS, the winerys owner, Doug Tunnell, thought nothing of it. Its legal to ship wine between the two states, and Brick House had done so before without problems.
For the full article, check out the new issue of Wine Spectator, on newsstands September 15, 2001.
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