In our interconnected world, some rules seem antiquated.
I have been in touch with a number of wineries in California mostly from Monterey Wine Country in past few weeks.
We waited for weather to cool off a bit before any wines got shipped my way.
Now that we reached that stage, the only roadblock we met was that a number of them simply cannot ship directly to New Jersey.
I had to ask a contact in New York to take reception of the wines on my behalf.
Are shipping rules the Berlin wall of wine business in the U.S?
(* Illustration from Monterey Wine Country website)