States of the Nation

The World of Fine Wine


This one will take some DW magic!!

Despite the Commerce Clause of
the US Constitution and a 2005
ruling of the US Supreme Court,
direct interstate wine shipments are
severely restricted by a law dating
back to the end of Prohibition in
1933. As the battle for free trade
in wine hangs in the balance,
David White explains how US
wine wholesalers stifle consumer
choice, highlights the confusing
regulatory tangle, and warns that
victory will be hard won

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