Texas bill would end wine protectionism

R Street's Josiah Neeley on Texas wine laws:

For her last birthday, my wife got a gift she couldn’t use. Literally. A thoughtful family member had given her a gift card for an online wine retailer. But when she went to redeem the card, she found she was barred from using it because of a Texas law restricting interstate wine sales.

She was, of course, pretty upset by the injustice of all this, as was I. Sadly, it’s just one of many examples of Texas alcohol regulation being used for an anti-competitive purpose.

I hope she hasn’t thrown away the card, though, as things may be about to change....

Read more at http://www.rstreet.org/2017/03/13/texas-bill-would-end-wine-protectionism/