Wine & the Law
Showdown on Direct Shipment
Jul 2004 Issue of Wine Business Monthly
On May 24, 2004, the United States Supreme Court agreed to review decisions in three direct shipment cases: two pro-commerce rulings from Michigan and a contrary ruling from New York. The Court will probably hear arguments before the end of the year and render its decision by June 2005.Press reports foretell momentous results. According to a wine country daily, the decision "may shatter the three-tier system as we know it."Significant as the development undoubtedly is for 21st Amendment jurispru...
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