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Potential Regulations Ahead for the Wine Industry in 2011

on 03/01/11 at 2:02 pm


Few industries labor under a more complex and multi-layered set of regulations as does the wine industry. This is the case because Americans have endorsed and accept the idea that alcohol ought to be taxed in greater amounts than other commercial products and because Americans accept the idea that the inherent danger of alcohol is such as to justified enhanced regulation by the state…So be it.

2011 is shaping up to be a year of robust activity in the realm of alcohol regulatory changes and legal machinations. This post examines a few of the specific and general alcohol regulatory and legal issues that should see debate across the country in 2011.

Look for Maryland, New Jersey, and New Mexico to accommodate its consumers and the national wine market place by altering its laws concerning the direct shipment of wine to consumers.

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