Wine Freedom for Connecticut

Connecticut is one of the many states that bars its residents from receiving wine shipment from out-of-state wine retailers. This is despite the fact that Connecticut law allow shipments from out-of-state wineries. While there is no difference between a shipment from a winery and a shipment from a retailer, the ban on retailer shipments means you can't receive shipments of any imported wines, any wine gift baskets, any wines from wine-of-the-month clubs, or any rare and collectible wines from auction houses. All theseĀ items are only sold in the United States by retailers.

In 2017 a bill to allow retailer-to-consumer shipments was killed in the Connecticut legislature. However, Wine Freedom and other organizations hope to see a retailer wine shipping bill raised in 2018. But your help is needed.

PLEASE TAKE A MOMENT TO SEND A LETTER TO YOUR STATE REPRESENTATIVES AND TELL THEM YOU EXPECT THEIR SUPPORT FOR A NEW WINE SHIPPING BILL.

Key Points

Consumers ought to have access to 1000s of wines not currently available in the state
Wine shipments are pro-free market
Allowing retailer wine shipments brings additional tax revenue to CT
Retailer wine shipments do not impact Connecticut's three-tier system.