Archive for Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Proposed law would allow Kansans to receive wine shipments directly from wineries

February 17, 2009


— Kansans could have wine delivered directly to them by a winery under a bill considered by the Senate Federal and State Affairs Committee.

Currently, a winery can ship only to a retail liquor store. The person ordering the wine must go there and pick it up.

The bill considered Tuesday would apply mainly to people ordering over the Internet and would require the buyer to provide proof of being at least 21 years old. It also would require the person delivering the wine to make sure it’s accepted by someone who’s at least 21.

The committee didn’t act on the bill.

The bill limits wineries to shipping no more than 12 cases a wine a year to the same person.


spankyandcranky 8 years, 10 months ago

When will the committee decide whether or not to approve the bill? What did they think of the bill? They considered it, but didn't act on it? That doesnt tell us much.

Evan Ridenour 8 years, 10 months ago

I have a friend who owns a local establishment with a liqueur license. He can use that license to buy anything for his own personal consumption but he can't use it to buy anything to sell through the business.

Kansas liqueur laws just aren't very rational...

justthefacts 8 years, 10 months ago

KS. liquor laws are protectionistic - designed to protect the mom & pop places from the giant corporations. That is what got Cork & Barrell into trouble - owning 3 stores. And it's why we can't buy booze in the local grocery store, like the folks can in most other states.

I hope this one flies thru - but it looks unlikely. The liquor lobby has a strong voice at the capital. So even though most wine drinkers would still buy from the local shops, in addition to ordering home deliveries, Kansas will continue to have liquor laws that date back to the 40's.

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