11 Wineries Ready To Ship Their Bottles To Md.

 

BALTIMORE (AP) — Maryland residents can start getting wine delivered directly to their homes this week, but right now they only have 11 wineries to choose from.

 

A new law passed this spring allows wineries to start shipping directly to customers, but they have to get a permit from the state. The state made applications available June 10, and since then eight Maryland wineries and three out-of-state wineries have applied.

 

That’s not very many considering Maryland is home to 50 wineries, and there are thousands across the country.

 

Winery owners told The Baltimore Sun that they’ve been busy with farming at this time of the year and have not had time to apply for the permit.

 

 

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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One Comment

  1. rick says:

    Uhh. Am I dumb or did this article not mention which wineries have the permits now? That would be good information to included.

  2. Look More Closely.. says:

    Sorry Rick. You are looking for useful information from a usless source.

    It would have been nice, if the “reporter” had thought to ask why the list of winery applications was so limited.

    Of course, the answer would inevitably revolve around money. MD isn’t just offering applications in an effort to make our lives more enjoyable and convenient. Rather, I would think that the required “Fee” that must accompany an application, would be quite high. This “cost”, as imposed by the state, will be passed on to the consumer, thus making it economically impracticle to have your favorite wines shipped to the door of your MD residence. Hence, most wineries will not bother, as most consumers will continue to shop at the retail outlets in these “difficult economic times”.

    Can we get three hearty cheers for MD?

  3. PAUL E. MICELLI says:

    HOW MUCH TAXES ARE GOING TO BE COLLECTED FROM THIS VENTURE? CAN I HAVE PABST SHIP ME 10 CASES OF BEER? HOW ABOUT JACK DANIELS BEING SHIPPED TO MY HOUSE? CAN I DO IT AND IS IT LEGAL?

  4. me says:

    paul – last time i checked pbr and jack daniels weren’t considered wine.

  5. Europa SkinCare says:

    Why can’t we buy wine in our local supermarkets? What’s wrong with Maryland?

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