Archive for the ‘Shipping Wine’ Category

Jan 23, 2005

Coming ruling on Direct Shipping of Wine: Implications

Many of us have waited a very long time for the direct shipping issue to come before the Supreme Court. Up to the point in December when the arguments were heard, most of the debate was over the constitutional issues and the effect of baring wineries from shipping direct. Little discussion was given to what would be the outcome of a ruling that found discriminatory anti-shipping laws unconstitutional. The media, in its fashion, has really not investigated this question. Rather,…

Jan 23, 2005

Same Wine Debate, Different Venue

She walked into the lion’s den today and came out looking pretty good. Copia in Napa, California played host today to a debate over the direct shipping issue. NPR’s "Justice Talking" show set up shop at Copia and hosted the debate between Kathleen Sullivan of the Stanford Law School and one of the attorneys who argued before the Supreme Court on behalf of the wineries, and Nida Samona, Chairperson of the Michigan Liquor Control Commission. There were a number vintners…

Jan 19, 2005

The Direct Shipping Debate Continues: Live

The Direct Shipping issue will be taken up again this Sunday. NPR’s "Justice Talking" radio show will be taped at Copia in Napa. Kathleen Sullivan of the Stanford Law School and one of the advocates for small wineries and consumers who argued the case in front of the Supreme Court will be on hand to debate Nida Samona, Chairperson of the Michigan Liquor Control Commission. I’m heading over to listen to what they have to say. Sullivan was brilliant during…