Updated March 8, 2019
This year, there were three bills but, unfortunately, none of them moved out of committee prior to the February 4 deadline. Mississippi’s wine consumers were particularly engaged, sending 703 letters to state legislators in January 2019.
We believe that you should have the freedom to determine which wines you can enjoy and how you purchase them. Model winery direct shipping legislation is working successfully in nearly every state. But Mississippi is one of only 5 states with an archaic ban on winery-to-consumer direct shipments. These laws provide additional state tax revenues, satisfy consumer demand, and meet regulatory requirements in a dynamic marketplace. Together with you, we hope to replace Mississippi’s outdated ban on wine direct shipments, and to expand consumer choice for you. Thank you! Free the Grapes!