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Thursday, February 02, 2006

Ind. Law - Wine "shipping" bill passes House: An example of "Be careful what you wish for"?

"House votes to restrict how wineries ship their products" is the heading of a brief item today in the Indianapolis Star:

The House voted 60-36 for a bill restricting the way Indiana's small wineries could ship their goods, even after a co-author of the measure urged its defeat.

Rep. Eric Koch, R-Bedford, said he could not support House Bill 1190 because the Indiana Farm Bureau and Oliver Winery near Bloomington had told him its impact could be devastating.

Under the bill, wineries could not ship directly to consumers but instead would have to have a wholesaler collect the wine and deliver it to a retail shop, where the customer could collect the bottles or case. Rep. Marlin Stutzman, R-Howe, urged his colleagues to keep the measure alive for further work in the Senate.

See this ILB entry from Jan. 20th and this one from Jan. 19th.

See also this informative story today from the Philadelphia Inquirer headlined "Wine-law chaos? It's a corker".

Posted by Marcia Oddi on February 2, 2006 03:10 PM
Posted to Indiana Law