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New Hampshire waffles on interstate wine shipping laws

Progress in control states such as New Hampshire provide influential pull on other states in regards to retail and national shipping. One of the main obstacles faced in control states are the push of bills that limit existing retailers to ship into the state and others like it. New Hampshire is considered one of the more progressive control states, and it offered residents an opportunity to order from both out-of-state wineries and retailers.

The New Hampshire Liquor Commission (NHLC) recently tried to remove the retail licenses to ship wine into the state, stating that operators were selling residents existing wine brands, and similar off-brands at a discounted price. Wineries, retailers and consumers have faced certain obstacles.

The NHCL Senate Bill 353 bill was not passed facilitating those distributers or organizations like National Association of Wine Retailers (NAWR) that value direct to consumer sales channels.

How New Hampshire conducts its interstate shipping has affected how drink sales are conducted in many states, thus proving progress for distributors.

Source: Forbes, May 2018