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Connecticut Governor Jodi Rell last week signed legislation making the Nutmeg State the 29th in the union to allow interstate, direct-to-consumer wine shipments.

On the same day, NY Governor George Pataki signed the same legislation allowing direct shipments to and from the Empire State.

These moves are responses to a US Supreme Court ruling saying that states could now allow in-state direct shipping of wines, but prohibit out-of-state shipments.
KC's View:
These moves also stand out in comparison to the moves by Michigan lawmakers, who from all reports appear ready to re-enact Prohibition rather than allow direct shipping that might help the state’s wineries even while allowing direct shipping into the state.