Georgia winemakers want your home address and (unexpired) MasterCard number.
The Atlanta Journal Constitution reports here that, “[s]tarting July 1, Georgia residents can have any winery ship to them up to 12 cases a year as long as someone 21 or older signs for the shipment.” Awesome! Because shipments to the front door were previously off-limits, leaving hard-to-find bottles and wines not represented by local distributors out of reach, this measure is sure to help Georgia’s upstart wineries. Yes, that’s right — Georgia has wineries. Here are the ones mentioned in the article:
Says the co-owner of Persimmon Creek Vineyards, Mary Ann Hardman, “I think Thomas Jefferson would be quite thrilled with the passage of this law, as he had wines from Chateau Rausan-Segla and Chateau d’Yquem shipped directly to him as president and then in his retirement at Monticello. He even had a muscadine from North Carolina shipped directly to his Palladian-framed doorstep.” I’m not sure how TJ would have felt about online wine shipping, but I know that the Christian Coalition is not opposing this bill, as it did the proposed Sunday Sales legislation. That’s according to this article from BeverageWorld.