Maryland Wineries, Merchants Seek Direct Shipping

An article on WBOC16 entitled Maryland Wineries, Merchants Seek Direct Shipping that alks about keeping retailers in the wine shipment bill.

March 05, 2011

(Photo: CBS)

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP)- Maryland wineries and retailers are seeking approval to ship their vintages directly to consumers.

The heads of local wineries and wine merchants made their pitch Friday before a pair of General Assembly committees, saying it would help expand their business.

But other wine and alcohol vendors, who operate under strict liquor laws, said Friday that a flood of out-of-state competition would cut into their bottom line.

Senate Education, Health and Environmental Affairs Committee Chairwoman Joan Carter Conway told lobbyists in February that a modified version of the bill would be approved this year.

Wineries with Permits

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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