Here are a couple of succinct audio pieces from NPR's Morning Edition on the Supreme Court decision on interstate shipment of wine:
- Richard Cartiere, editor of the Wine Market Report newsletter
- Nina Totenberg, NPR legal affairs correspondent
Cartiere notes that it remains for affected states (e.g. New York and Michigan) to revise their laws. Note that the decision states that states may ban direct shipment altogether, which would not have the effect that wineries hope for.
The longer, more in-depth piece by Totenberg points out that wholesalers and distributors will be lobbying hard for state legislation that maintains their control. Totenberg opines that it may be ten years for the full effects of this decision to be felt.
Worth a listen. Like I said in a prior post, the fun is just beginning.