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?":
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?