Partly cloudy
63.9 ° F
Full Weather
Sponsored By:

Legislature OKs Bill Dropping Limits On Interstate Wine Sales

Sponsored by:

Sacramento, CA — California lawmakers have approved legislation that would drop restrictions on interstate sales of wine and bring state law into compliance with a recent U-S Supreme Court decision.

The measure would allow out-of-state vintners to sell directly to California residents by obtaining a 10 dollar permit. Current law allows California residents to buy up to two cases of wine a month from wineries in other states but only if those states also allow Mother Lode vintners to sell directly to their residents.

The bill would remove the two-case limit and drop the reciprocity requirement, bringing California law into line with a May 16th decision by the Supreme Court. That 5-to-4 ruling said states can´t ban, or severely restrict, out-of-state wine sales if they also allow in-state wineries to sell directly to their residents, as California does.

Use the myMotherLode.com Keyword Search to go straight to a specific page

Popular Pages

  • Local News
  • Fire Info
  • Weather
  • Dining Guide
  • Classifieds
  • Events
  • Movies
  • Tourism
  • Polls
  • Traffic
  • Media
  • Real Estate
Feedback