Posted on May 16, 2005 08:24 AM
Courts Strike Down Ban on Wine Shipments
By HOPE YEN, Associated Press Writer
This is a big deal. Yes there are many distributors who will be out of business in many states. But let's get to the 21st century and Internet sales. Wineries can now ship directly to consumers in various states that banned direct sales of alcohol. So when the whole retail industry was jumping on board the online sales bandwagon, many wineries and other alcohol companies were severely limited on how they could sell wines online. So now it will be interesting to see how internet sales go for online wineries!