Maybe this is common around the country but IL has a law going into effect on Sunday 6/1 that restricts online sales:
The law prohibits out-of-state retailers...including internet sellers...from shipping directly to IL consumer. Some out-of-state wineries are licensed to sell up to 12 cases per year to IL residents. About 50 of these wineries have been granted licenses to sell directly to consumers.
It will be a violation of the law for an IL resident to purchase wine..say in CA and have it shipped to their IL address....though the focus of the law is on internet sales.
The Supreme Court mandated that states have a "Golden Rule" policy for wine sales...the idea is that states should have the same wine selling rules between them.
I cannot help but think that this law serves a political base...especially in this state of corruption. The liqour distributors remain the gateway.
Is this similar across the nation?