Ben Lieberman's CBS MarketWatch interview on Internet wine sales

Ben Lieberman's CBS MarketWatch interview on Internet wine sales

December 07, 2004

Ben Lieberman discusses the Supreme Court review of bans of direct interstate wine shipments to consumers.

Under review are Michigan and New York laws that restrict intestate wine shipments into those states.  Distributors in those states claim that these laws protect minors from buying alcohol over the Internet—but a federal study demonstrates that states that allow direct shipment have experienced few if any problems with minors trying to purchase alcohol.  In reality, these laws adversely impact interstate commerce.