Anti Wine Laws Continue Prohibition

A blog posting on Wine Trail Traveler that refers to the main question concerning Maryland direct wine shipping laws, "how is it that a legal product cannot be shipped directly to consumers?":

Anti Wine Laws Continue Prohibition

Thursday, 11. March 2010

Yesterday while attending the trade show at Wineries Unlimited, I kept running into numerous people and after saying I was from Maryland, added “the state where democracy isn’t happening … direct wine shipping issue.” Many of these winery enthusiasts nodded their condolences or shook their head in disbelief. I met two great people from New York who began lamenting their concerns over New York States wine laws. At some point in the conversation I mentioned that in Maryland even wineries cannot ship to consumers, and these New Yorkers were shocked! How is it that a legal product cannot be shipped directly to consumers? It defies logic and common sense.

It seems that many Maryland legislators are accepting money from the liquor lobbyists who do not support direct shipping in Maryland. It is time for the voters of Maryland to stand up for what is right and fair. Perhaps boycott businesses by not purchasing wine at any establishment, including restaurants, in a district that has a legislator who does not support direct wine shipping.

What suggestions do you have for changing the direct  wine shipping laws in Maryland?

Cheers! Kathy

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Wineries Able to Ship to MD

Here is a link to the Comptroller's website. Search for "DW-Direct Wine Shippers Permit" under permit type.

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