We Will Ship No Wine—Before Its Time, or at All!
H.R. 5034 looked interesting to me when I saw it this morning. It’s a bill to “support State based alcohol regulation, to clarify evidentiary rules for alcohol matters, and to ensure the collection of all alcohol taxes.”
OK. But what’s that all about?
The Wine Spectator has the story, and the story is called An End to Wine Direct Shipping?:
The battle over whether consumers can order wine directly from wineries is moving to the halls of the U.S. Capitol. Members of Congress yesterday introduced a bill (HR 5034) 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.
What do you think? Are you for direct wine shipping or are you against it?
Here’s the current vote on the bill. Click to vote, comment, learn more, or edit the wiki article about the bill.