No sooner did the Supreme Court pass new legislation permitting the direct-to-customer shipments of interstate wine sales, than lobby groups are now stating it's unconsitutional.
Apparently, the laws surrounding the original ban on interstate wine shipments in New York came about as a means to prevent "destructive trade wars" between various regions of neighboring wine regions in other states.
Interesting to note the supposed similarities between wine territories and, say, rival gangs in urbania.
We at OregonWines.com don't see a reversal of the law coming any time soon. It's like with any other law that opens the floodgates on something that most everyone wants. We certainly haven't heard any negatives from the wineries here, at least. But we *have* heard some not-so-great things from -- you guessed it -- distributors and other controlling entities and lobbying groups that stand to lose from being cut out of the picture.
A more interesting comparison than wineries to gangs, in our minds, would be between lobbying groups and drug cartels, who are both adamant about not losing control over distribution of their product.
For more info on the developing story, you can read it here.