Archive for the ‘Shipping Wine’ Category

May 23, 2005

Wine, Technology and Shipping

The most common reasons given to oppose direct shipping are 1) it will make alcohol more accessible to minors, 2) taxes will not be collected, and 3) the state loses control over it’s ability to assure the integrity of the product. Number three hasn’t been a problem since, well, since I don’t know when. When was the last time you heard of any state agency discovering a wine that was harmful to one’s health. Reason number two is legitimate. Reason…

May 19, 2005

CT May Get Wine Shipping Right

The state of Connecticut has announced it will be formulating new legislation in response to the Supreme Court’s decision on wine shipping that takes into account the issue of minors access, free trade as well as the State’s own family-owned wineries. This is the kind of measured, thoughtful response that you would expect any chief executive of a state to take when there are a number of different interests involved and it points to the glaring lack of imagination that…