Updated: July 22, 2019
Dear Wine Lovers of Delaware,
As you know, Senate Bill 49 was introduced, which would have allowed winery direct to consumer shipments. But like its 2018 predecessor (House Bill 165), SB49 bans shipments of any wines listed in the Delaware Beverage Guide. The goal was to offer an amendment correcting the provision alongside SB 49.
On May 15, 2019, the Senate Banking, Business & Insurance Committee held a hearing on SB 49. Testimony was heard, but no vote was taken on the proposed legislation.Ultimately, the legislative session adjourned on June 30, 2019 without a vote on SB49 by the Senate committee. So the bill is on hold until 2020 when we hope it will get a vote.
Thanks to all of you who wrote you state legislators this year in support of legal, regulated direct shipping. We will be back in touch with you in 2020.
Free the Grapes!