Shipping wine to Oklahona
I happen to live in a state that, for all its charms, has archaic (and unconstitutional) wine shipping laws. Most wine sites will not ship here. But I just read about www.winetilsoldout.com and their shipping policy just says that the buyer assumes responsibility for legality etc. I interpret this to mean that they will ship to me at my risk.
A few friends have also mentioned that they have successfully shipped wine here. So, does anyone here have experience of doing this or of shipping wine into an equally difficult state?
Glad I was able to read this exchange before it was deleted!
I don't see any way other than surreptitious skullduggery. But that surely does exist, somehow, in the same way folks get around the strict PA laws.
OK is very strict: no direct sales to consumers even if the winery is in OK! In-person winery sales OK for OK. Retailers, no. I checked with Wines & Vines and the pubs at the OK AG's website. Too bad.
re: maria lorraine
The Supreme Court ruled Oklahoma's restrictions on importing wine unconstitutional a few years ago. So what did Oklahoma do? They passed another law - beats me how that adequately deals with the unconstitutionality but what can I, a mere mortal who makes typographical errors, do?
See! I had the right idea about Oklahoma after all. I've never been there, though I grew up in Ohio which finally opened up a bit, I believe Ohio still has state liquor stores.
Sounds like the retailers in Okla have rather powerful ties to the legislature. There are 11 other states like this - Alabama, Arkansas, Delaware, Maryland, Massachusetts, Mississippi, Montana, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, South Dakota and Utah.