Kansas wine lovers who would like to order wines directly by mail or the Internet from out-of-state wineries or local producers would get stomped on by a bill in the Legislature.
A proposal to allow direct shipments has been hijacked by the state’s liquor wholesalers, who want all wine shipments to go through them. As Norm Jennings, a member of the state’s wine and grape industry advisory council, told a Senate committee, the change could put many Kansas growers out of business.
Lawmakers should cut out the middlemen and preserve what should have been a needed simplification of Kansas law.
Posted by Randy Scholfield
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