The wine industry is eagerly awaiting Alabama’s new law
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WBRC) – The Alabama wine industry is poised to take further action after recent legislation allows them to deliver.
The law allowing the delivery of wine, liquor and beer goes into effect on October 1, and one of the rules is expected to help local wineries.
Under Alabama’s new law, you cannot order wine from out of state, so no California Wine Club membership. Among those who will be able to deliver are Alabama grocery stores, liquor stores, breweries and you guessed it, wineries.
There are about 20 wineries in Alabama and they are excited to expand their business in October, and the Alabama Winemakers Association tells me they are already planning wine festivals, where they were previously not allowed to sell their wine. directly to consumers.
âIt’s going to be really great, for all of our wineries they have the opportunity to make more money, grow and prosper, it’s really going to be a game-changer and I’m really excited,â Kimberly Bearden, President of the Alabama Winemakers Association said.
There are three wineries within 30 miles of Birmingham, including Corbin Farms Winery, Morgan Creek Vineyards and Ozan Winery and YH Distillery.
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