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Saturday, September 01, 2007

Show us, Missouri!

At about the same time a Federal judge was opening up wine shipping for Indiana, Missouri was instituting a new direct shipping permit for wineries. There is no fee for the permit, and the application is just one page long.

Indiana requires wineries to fill out a form and pay a $100 to sell wine in the state. If the Indiana General Assembly wanted to be proactive and pro-consumer (hey, a fella can dream, can't he?), it could follow the Show-Me State's example and make it easier for small wineries to ship directly to Hoosier customers. My guess is that the resulting sales tax collections would more than make up for dropping the fee.
M. Zane Grey, 7:19 AM