Florida’s Free Market in Wine?
A federal judge ruled that Florida’s wine shipping law (allows Florida wineries to ship to Floridians, but not out of state wineries to ship to Floridians) was unconstitutional. This ruling was nearly a foregone conclusion given the Supreme Court struck down near identical laws in NY and MI earlier this year.
Florida is important however for the simple reason that it is a HUGE wine market.
State Senator Paula Dockery will re-introduce a bill she has been pushing for some time that would open direct shipping of wine to all residents from all corners of the country.