Bill Allowing Shipments From Out-of-State Wine Stores to New Yorkers Gains Support

Business Wire reports:

"With the introduction of Assembly Bill 5991, New York State is poised to open the door for the state's wine consumers to enter the 21st century. The bill, sponsored by Representative Amy Paulin, would give New York wine consumers the right to receive wine shipments from out-of-state wine stores, Internet retailers, wine-of-the-month clubs and wine auction houses....

'Consumers of fine wine in New York State are slowly learning that it is currently illegal for them to receive shipments from out-of-state wine stores. They cannot fathom why these shipments would be illegal, while out of state wineries, New York state wineries, and New York state retailers are legally able to ship them wine.' said Tom Wark, executive director of the National Association of Wine Retailers. 'A5991 would give New Yorkers access to nearly every wine available in the American marketplace and that is a privilege that they should have had years ago.'..."

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