Legislation allowing direct-to-consumer wine shipments is on the move in the Alabama state senate. Brian Lyman reports the story for the Montgomery Advertiser:
"A Senate committee Wednesday approved a bill that would allow Alabamians to have wine shipped directly to their homes.
The Senate Financial Responsibility and Economic Development Committee approved the legislation, sponsored by Sen. Bill Holtzclaw, R-Madison, on a 6 to 4 vote. The bill goes to the full Senate for consideration.
Under the legislation, people over the age of 21 in Alabama could have up to 24 cases of wine shipped to their doors each year. Shippers would need to obtain licenses from the Alabama Alcohol Beverage Control (ABC) Board, and out-of-state shippers would have to pay all applicable taxes on the alcohol..."