Wine deliveries may not detract from stores

Mass. is the 40th state to legalize residential wine shipments

WEST SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – Some wine lovers like a new state law that allows bottles to be shipped to their homes. Maybe you want a special wine from out of state and want to buy it in bulk. Now, Massachusetts residents can have up to 12 cases delivered to their door each year.

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Wineries can get permits to ship to areas where they may have limited distribution. It will not simply be left at a doorstep. An adult signature and ID will be required before FedEx can drop off the wine.

Table & Vine wine manager Michael Quinlan recently sat down with former New England Patriot quarterback Drew Bledsoe, who supported the law, hoping to sell his new wine to a niche market.

Quinlan told 22News, “I don’t think it’s going to hinder us too much, and you know, Drew Bledsoe seems to think it will help us some. His point was that he requires a three bottle minimum of his wine, which is about $100 a bottle, so if you just want to get a bottle to try it or get it for someone as a gift, you can’t order one from him, but you can get one from us.”

Massachusetts was the 40th state to legalize direct shipments of wine to residential customers.

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