CURRENT ISSUES

Wealthy special interests lawmakers are denying you the ability to buy the wine you want. 

How can you fight back?

Wine freedom is here to answer that question.

Although consumers in nearly every state may have wine shipped to them directly from out-of-state WINERIES, ONLY 14 STATES allow their residents to receive wine shipments from out-of-state WINE STORES. 

This includes out-of-state brick and mortar wine stores, Internet wine retailers, wine auction houses and wine-of-the-month clubs

MAP 1
Who can receive shipments from
out of state wineries

MAP 2
Who can receive shipments from
out of state wine Stores

Why?

Greed and corruption. Middlemen alcohol wholesalers in state after state have pressured their state representatives to pass laws that protect them from competition with bans on shipments from out-of-state wine stores. They think you won’t notice.

What IS THE IMPACT OF BANS ON WINE RETAILER SHIPEMENTS?

No imports. 

When a state does the dirty work of middlemen and bans wine shipments from out-of-state wine stores this mean a ban on your ability to have ANY imported wines shipped to you because, in the United States, only wine stores sell imported wines. States that ban shipments from out-of-state wine stores deny you the ability to receive shipments of French, Italian, German, Portuguese, Austrian, New Zealand, Australian, Chilean and any other wine not produced in the U.S. simply because it’s sold by a wine store and not a U.S. winery.

SHIPPING BANS LIMIT CONSUMER ACCESS

Often opponents of wine shipping argue that consumers in a given state have not need of direct shipment from out-of-state wine stores because they can already find whatever they want locally. This is as far from the truth as one can get. In fact, wine wholesalers, who bring wine into a state and sell to retailers only make available a very tiny percent of the total number of imported and domestic wines available in the country. In fact, the wine lover in any given state is more likely NOT to find what they want locally.

SHIPPING BANS
LIMIT CONSUMER
ACCESS

How can you fight back?

Take a look at the first Map 2 on this page. If you state is red, then take a moment to contact your state legislators and tell them you want the freedom to receive wine shipments. Then click on each of the buttons below!