Wyoming involved in lawsuit over unlicensed wine laws


As more innovative means for selling alcohol are invented, regulators often struggle to keep up. The latest example of this phenomenon comes from Wyoming and involves an online wine sales company, as reported by US News:

The Wyoming Department of Revenue Liquor Division and an out-of-state company marketing wine through at-home tastings are in a legal battle over perceived liquor sales.

The Wyoming Tribune Eagle reports Massachusetts-based Traveling Vineyard sells wine and accessories over the internet, but it markets those products through in-home tastings hosted by members.

Attorneys for the Wyoming Department of Revenue Liquor Division say the model violates state law since Traveling Vineyard "sells" wines in unlicensed establishments at the at-home tastings...

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