Wineries May Soon Be Able To Direct Ship To Md. ConsumersThe Maryland General Assembly is about to break tradition and allow wineries to ship directly to consumers.
Maryland Wineries, Merchants Seek Direct ShippingRepresentatives of Maryland wineries and retailers told a pair of General Assembly committees Friday that direct shipping of wine to consumers will help them stay in business, while doing little to harm mom-and-pop liquor stores.
Md. Lobbyists, Lawmakers Privately Craft Laws Maryland lawmakers will invite wine lovers who want their favorite vintages shipped to their homes to make their case Friday at a state Senate committee hearing. But to influence the bill to allow such shipments, connoisseurs would have done better to attend a pair of undisclosed "stakeholder meetings" weeks ago.
Md. Senator Says Wine Shipping Coming To StateA top Senate Democrat told lobbyists for wine vendors on Thursday that some form of direct wine shipping will be approved in Maryland this year.