H.R. 5034 from last year, mockingly called the “Wholesaler Protection Act”, has morphed into H.R. 1161 this year. This bill would restrict the right of the consumer to purchase wine out-of-state and have it shipped to their home. The wholesalers would rather that you purchase your limited wine selections directly from them so that they get a cut of the profits from the sale.
If you would prefer to select your own wine and have the privilege of having it sent directly to your home, write your elected representatives and express your concerns!
Here are a few blogs that have written about this issue and links to their thoughts!
UPDATED BLOG POSTS:
ShipCompliant BLOG (Guest Post by Wendell Lee of the Wine Institute)
– HR 1161: The Great Constitutional Head Fake
ShipCompliant BLOG (Guest Post by Cary Greene of WineAmerica)
– What Scholars Have to Say About the CARE Bill