Updated January 21, 2019
Dear Wine Lovers of Mississippi,
As you recall, several wine direct shipping bills were under consideration in early 2018 – some good, some bad – but they all died in committee.
This year, we have a positive bill to support!
House Bill 708 would allow direct shipments from US wineries and retailers licensed by the state to ship directly to adult consumers in Mississippi.
Time is of the essence – House Bill 708 must be successfully voted out of the House Ways & Means Committee no later than February 5.
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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Together with you, we hope to replace Mississippi’s outdated ban on wine direct shipments, and to expand consumer choice for you.
Free the Grapes!