Research

AWCC regularly works to educate consumers, policymakers and the wine trade on issues that are of concern to wine consumers.

AWCC Testimony on Massachusetts H294 and Direct Wine Shipping
November 12, 2013
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The AWCC Guide to Wine Shipping in Massachusetts
November 1, 2013
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Massachusetts lawmakers will once again have a number of bills before them in the 2013/2014 legislative session that provide them with the opportunity to pass a comprehensive direct wine shipping for consumers. This guide outlines the issues and challenges to giving MA consumers real access to wine.

 

 

 

AWCC COMMENTS TO NEW YORK STATE LIQUOR AUTHORITY ON INTERNET WINE SALES
August 2013
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On August 19, 2013, the New York State Liquor Authority held a hearing to consider the issue of Internet wine sales in the state and specifically the issue of “Third Party Providers”, unlicensed business that promote wine offers to a collection of wine buyers they have curated. The NYSLA invited members of the industry to comment. AWCC thought it important that wine consumers also have the opportunity to weigh in. AWCC submitted comments to the NYSLA from the consumer perspective.

 

 

CONSUMING CONCERNS:
The 2013 State-By-State Report Card
on Consumer Access To Wine
August 2013
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This report produced by the American Wine Consumer Coalition examines and compares the states based on how friendly their laws are to wine consumers. The study finds that while some states have crafted laws that take into account the interests and needs of wine consumers, too many states received very low and failing grades by maintaining laws that make access to wine difficult and very inconvenient for wine consumers.

 

AWCC’s Position Paper on Direct Shipping Legislation in Pennsylvania
August 2013
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In June, the Pennsylvania House passed HB 121, a bill that if it becomes law will finally allow Pennsylvanians to have wine legally and conveniently shipped to them from out of state wineries. However, for HB 121 to become a truly consumer friendly bill, it requires specific amendments. This position paper outlines AWCC’s views on this legislation and how it ought to be improved.