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Shipping wine to Oklahona

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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?

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  1. 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.

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    1. 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?

      1. re: kagemusha49

        Check with WTSO, of course. If no go with them, ask around to see how others tapdance around the restrictions.

        1. re: kagemusha49

          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.

          1. re: kagemusha49

            The Supreme Court ruling was that a state can't treat in-state and out-of-state wineries differently. Either they must allow shipments from all states or prohibit them entirely.

            http://www.nytimes.com/2005/05/17/pol...