Shipping Rules, the Berlin Wall of Wine Business in the U.S?

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)

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