Wine consumers regularly look to direct wine shipping in order to access wines not available in their local marketplace and look to retailers nationwide to locate and buy those wines. Yet only 14 states allow out-of-state retailers to legal ship wine to their consumers. This arbitrary restriction on wine retailers severely limits consumer access to wines, suppresses economic activity, limits the ability of retailers to respond to New Economy marketplaces and deprives citizens of significant tax revenue that would be raised by allowing direct shipping from out-of-state retailers.
NAWR seeks to change these arbitrary, archaic and protectionist laws through lobbying, media and lawmaker education and litigation where states blatantly violate the Commerce Clause in their bans on out-of-state retailer shipping.
MODEL WINE RETAILER SHIPPING BILL
NAWR’s Model Wine Retailer Shipping Bill is similar in nature to the majority of winery shipping laws that exist in most states for the simple purpose that the shipment of wine from retailers differs in no way from winery shipments and ought to be treated similarly under the law.
WHERE CAN WINE RETAILERS SHIP WINE?
As laws change, NAWR will update this map.