NJ Now Allows Direct-to-Home Wine Shipments

Applications for out-of-state licenses open on May 1

By Catherine Brown
|  Tuesday, May 1, 2012  |  Updated 5:15 PM EDT
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NJ Now Allows Direct-to-Home Wine Shipments

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NJ begins accepting applications from out-of-state wineries to ship directly to consumers on May 1.

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A nearly decade-long debate and court battle come to a close on May 1 when NJ begins allowing applications from out-of-state wineries to ship wine directly to NJ residents.

NJ Gov. Chris Christie signed the law in Jan.

In-state wineries may also ship directly to consumers.

“New Jersey residents will now have another convenient way to purchase the excellent wines offered by our many fine Garden State wineries, as well as wineries throughout the country, “ said NJ Attorney General Jeffrey S. Chiesa.

There will be some restrictions for the wineries that receive the new licenses. Shipments will be limited to 12 cases per year, per person and only for personal consumption. And only products manufactured by the winery may be shipped.

The licenses will cost between $63 and $938, based on the business’ wine production volume.

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