Harrisburg lawmakers once again failed to pass legislation that would have allowed wine lovers to to get direct shipments of vino to their homes.
The Direct Shipment bill was part of the privatization bill that would have allowed Pennsylvania liquor stores to be sold to private entities.
Since that bill went no where, the Direct Shipment bill withered on the vine as well.
But thanks to an injunction filed against the Liquor Control Board by the Pennsylvania Wine Industry nearly 7 years ago, some shipment of wine through the mails is allowed, but if the direct shipment bill is passed, the wine industry could collect much needed revenue. That revenue would come from license fees and excise tax.
Representative Curt Sonney says he will reintroduce the Direct Shipment bill again in January