Implications of the Supreme Court’s Decision on Last Week’s Wine and Liquor Law

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.

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