Federal::Direct Shipping

December 2013 ::Direct Shipping

Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) has announced that he will purpose a measure that will lift the ban on shipping alcohol and wine through the US Postal Service. The ban was established during the Prohibition and has not been changed since. Schumer believes the measure could bring the Postal Service nearly $225 million in addition yearly [...]

September 2013 ::Shipping

The Postmaster General of the U.S. Postal Service has been vocally supportive of an initiative that would allow USPS to deliver alcohol beverages through the mail.  While the proposal is receiving enthusiastic media support, the bill that would legalize USPS delivery, S. 1486, remains in committee with little apparent momentum.  WineAmerica supported USPS’s shipping initiative [...]

May 2013 ::Direct Shipping

Bills that would give the US Postal Service (USPS) the ability to deliver wine and beer (HR 630, HR 1718, S 316) have been introduced. WA took a wait and see approach to the USPS bill last year. This position likely still makes sense given the current political environment. If asked: “We support giving USPS [...]