Congratulations to NY for leading the way for the rest of the country! (OK, well, at least those of us who haven’t been doing this forever) Let me be the first to welcome NY to the party (almost – call your state representative to ratify this puppy).
. I wonder, is it an election year for Mr. Pataki?
MAY. 26 3:22 A.M. ET Gov. George Pataki proposed a bill to allow the direct shipment of wine into and out of the state, meaning New Yorkers could see lower prices for California wines and state vintners could see higher profits.
With about 200 wineries, New York is the third largest producer in the nation behind California and Washington, and the second largest consumer behind California.
Last week, the U.S. Supreme Court struck down laws in New York and Michigan as discriminatory because they allow in-state wineries, but not out-of-state businesses, to ship directly to consumers. As many as 24 states now have to revise their laws so wineries are treated equally.