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New Jersey Wineries and Wine Enthusiasts Need Your Help

The New Jersey State Assembly and Senate have passed legislation that will permit small wineries to ship to New Jersey residents. Only one step remains and that is for Governor Chris Christie to sign the bill! An email I received today from Cava Winery & Vineyard in New Jersey noted the Governor has only until […]

Do You Remember Congressional Bill H.R. 5034 Affecting Wine Distribution? Now it’s H.R. 1161!

A recent article at Wine Spectator, “U.S. Congressman Introduces New Act Threatening Direct Shipping,” by Robert Taylor and Ben O’Donnell, talks about a very similar bill that has been introduced for this year. “The new CARE Act, if passed, could end direct shipping of wine and other forms of alcohol in the United States, or […]

New Jersey Wine Law May be Changing for the Better

A few states around the country have been known to uphold and promote Prohibition-style legislation however the New Jersey legislature is considering a bill that will allow wine shipping to consumers. This month New Jersey state senate has passed Senate Bill S-766. Wine drinkers will be closely watching to see how the New Jersey State […]

More About HR 5034

At the end of the week, I checked out the updates on HR 5034. This bill gives one the sense that this will be the demise of many wineries. It seems the law would reinforce individual states rights to decide whether in state and out-of-state alcohol shipping would be allowed or disallowed with no recourse […]

Wine, Politics and Fall Elections

When I was in college I enjoyed learning about politics. In fact I majored in Political Science and was a summer intern on Capitol Hill. All those years ago, I was impressed with the Congressman I worked for and what I was doing in his office. Frequently there were messages from constituents who asked for […]

Update on Maryland Direct Shipping

Here’s some important information I want to pass on to wine enthusiasts and wineries about the progress of Maryland direct shipping. Yesterday I received an email from MD Direct Wine Shipping Adovcates titled “Wine Shipping Comptroller Update” in Maryland. A second meeting has taken place. According to the information I received, “The Comptroller’s office has […]

Delaware Fails to Support Direct Wine Shipping

Recently a bill that would have favored direct wine shipping to consumers in Delware did not make it out of committee. If the state of Delaware thinks it is following in the hallowed footsteps of Maryland regarding the distribution of wine, then perhaps they should take a closer look. According to an article in the […]

How a Maryland Senator is Helping the Wine Shipping Cause!

Yesterday, supporters of Maryland Direct Wine Shipping received a pleasant surprise from Maryland Senator Bobby Zirkin. The Senator proposed an amendment that would allow direct wine shipping. Since direct wine shipping is already a given in the majority of states and appears to be working well, why should Maryland wine drinkers be denied the opportunity […]

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