The beginning of 2015 featured two major political events including the State of the Union and the announcement of the President’s FY 2016 budget blueprint. Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, and Indiana make large strides towards direct shipping of wine. Alaska’s Alcoholic Beverage Control Board reassesses its criminal classifications regarding the sales and consumption of alcohol. The concerns over California’s ongoing drought are broached by an interagency contingency plan.
WineAmerica’s National Wine Policy Bulletin summary of legislation and trends directly from the local sources. Each month we compile a digest of federal and regional issues, contributed by our State Associations Council and sent to our nationwide membership. The National Wine Policy Bulletin is your nationwide snapshot of wine policy through the eyes WineAmerica here in Washington, DC and from local players around the country.