WineAmerica Supports Federal Bill That Allows USPS to Deliver Wine to Consumers
The Senate recently introduced S. 1789, the "21st Century Postal Service Act of 2011."
The bill would allow "a licensed winery" to ship via USPS "in accordance with the law of the state, territory, or district of the United States where the addressee or a duty authorized agent takes delivery." Wineries would gain the ability to ship through USPS to consumers, provided they followed state shipping laws with respect to licensing, tax payment, and regulatory control.
WineAmerica supports the goals of the bill because the provision would give wineries and consumers greater access and choice with respect to the delivery of wine subject to state shipping law.
See the full report here http://library.constantcontact.com/download/get/file/1102037603213-199/Postal+Service+Act.pdf .