Direct Shipping

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Oxford Companion to Wine

Oxford Companion to Wine

By Jancis Robinson

Published 2006

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direct shipping, cause célèbre in the US which banned shipping of wine direct from winery to consumer, until a seminal Supreme Court decision in 2005 liberalized direct shipments into some states, yet allowed others to keep their borders closed to wine shipments from out of state. See united states, regulations for more detail of this bypassing of the notorious three-tier system.