Monday, May 16

Can Montanans Now Buy On-Line Wine?

This morning, the Supreme Court issued a ruling that struck down laws prohibiting out-of-state wineries from shipping directly to customers (subscription required for link) in New York and Michigan.

Our fair state also has laws prohibiting Montanans from purchasing directly from wine distributors.

This decision looks to be narrowly tailored. If a state allows customers to directly purchase wine from in-state wineries, then that state must not restrict out-of-state wineries from directly shipping to that customer.

Does anyone know if that is the basis of Montana's prohibition? Will we be affected by this ruling?

If so, will we finally be able to get a variety of kosher wine in this state?

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