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Hawaii Expands Wine Shipping

Consumers can now order three cases a year from wineries in certain states, without having to obtain a permit.

Dana Nigro
Posted: July 21, 2003

As of this summer, residents of Hawaii are finding it easier to order wines they can't find in the state and have their purchases delivered to their homes.

In June, Gov. Linda Lingle signed HB 1465, which increased the amount of wine that individuals can order directly from out-of-state wineries, from two cases per year to three cases. In addition, consumers will no longer have to obtain a permit from county Alcohol Beverage Control authorities to place such orders. That requirement was a holdover from Hawaii's earlier liquor laws.

Hawaii began allowing direct-to-consumer shipments of out-of-state wines in 2001; it already permitted Hawaiian wineries to ship within the islands. It is one of 13 "reciprocal" shipping states, meaning that residents may order directly only from wineries in states that allow Hawaii's wineries to ship there as well.

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Read previous news about direct shipping in Hawaii:

  • May 3, 2001
    Hawaii Says Aloha to Home Deliveries of Wine

    For a complete overview and past news on the issue of wine shipments, check out our package on The Direct Shipping Battle.

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