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Jul 2, 2019

Tom Wark, executive director of the National Association of Wine
Retailers (WineFreedom.org) rejoins the podcast to discuss the huge WIN for American wine consumers that has taken place.

The Supreme Court of the US, the highest court of the land, has basically decided that states are not permitted to block interstate commerce -- meaning wine shops anywhere in the US are permitted to ship wine to any consumer in the US, unless there is a health and safety reason for them to forbid it (which is pretty hard to prove!) 

 

Tom and I discuss the finer points of the case (https://www.supremecourt.gov/opinions/18pdf/18-96_5i36.pdf)
and the next exciting steps for us, as wine drinkers, across the US. Here are some of the high level topics we discuss: 

  • Tom refreshes us on what was at stake in the Supreme Court case. We get a bit wonky on the details but it's worth it to listen!

 

  • We discuss the ruling and why and how this opens the door for retailers to ship wine legally to all states.

 

  • We talk about the future -- potential challenges to shipping laws and how we, as consumers can help with the process. 

 

Go to https://www.winefreedom.org and sign up to find out how when activity is happening in your state that you can help with. A phone call or email could mean that your ability to order that really rare bottle of orange wine from Greece (or whatever other random stuff you want!) is just a click away! 

 

Canadians -- take note of this show. You're issues are similar and you need to see what happens here to model it so you can open up your wine trade too!

 

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