Wine retailers emerged the victors in last week’s decision by the U.S. Supreme Court on the Tennessee Wine & Spirits Retailers Association v. Thoma case. The Court took away a major barrier to interstate wine shipping in a historic ruling that could change state alcohol laws across the country.
The Court reached its decision by a large 7-2 margin, where it affirmed a lower court by striking down the Tennessee law that required anyone seeing a liquor license to be a two-year resident of the state.
So what does this mean for liquor retailers, distributors, consumers, and employees? Here’s a guide with loads of in-depth analysis. Read more.