New Hampshire Wine Shipping Laws



New Hampshire is a quiet New England state, full of gorgeous fall foliage and wonderful ski slopes. There are only a scant few wineries here, and they primarily make fruit wines. I have visited all of them.

Normally all liquor in New Hampshire is bought from a store operated by the New Hampshire Liquor Commission. Intriguingly, on that New Hampshire site, there is a list of Direct Shipment Wineries, including some case clubs, that can ship directly to individuals' homes!

Chapter 1100 is what allows this - the winery (or distributor) has to get a license in NH, provide all taxes on the wines, and ensure that the wine is shipped using a carrier that will check the age of the recipient.

Title 13, Chapter 175
This describes bringing alcohol into the state. Only 3 quarts can be brought in typically.
"No person shall transport liquor in this state in a greater quantity than 3 quarts, unless said liquor was purchased from a state store, from a direct shipper, from a holder of a combination or retail wine license in accordance with RSA 178:16 and RSA 178:17, or from a winery holding a limited winery special sales license in accordance with RSA 178:6."
A special permit is required to bring in more.

Note that New Hampshire bars shipments to four specific towns - Brookfield, Ellsworth, Monroe, and Sharon. These are dry towns that do not allow alcohol.

Let me know if you have any fresh information about New Hampshire wine shipping laws! If you have recently had wine shipped in to you here, please let me know how smoothly the experience went. Often the laws say one thing, but FedEx and UPS say another!

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