Harvesting the fruits of Liberalized Trade in Wine
Wines & Vines Magazine reports that since direct shipping to consumers was instituted in Texas, shipping in-state is up dramatically. Bobby Champion, a pressure-inducing name if I ever saw one, is with the Texas Agricultural Department. He says:
"It’s a tremendous boon to the industry and it could double or triple growth
within the next two to three years"
One would hope that states currently considering destroying their local wine industries by shutting down direct shipping might call on "the Champion" to get a better insight into the results of liberalizing direct shipping of wine.