Pennsylvania Wine Shipping Laws

Pennsylvania is a quiet state with rolling hills, pastures of cows, and gorgeous foliage in the fall. There are many wineries nestled amongst the hills and trees. Pennsylvania has some lovely wineries.

Unfortunately, Pennsylvania's wine shipment situation is draconian. First, Pennsylvania has about a 25% tax on wine, all things added up, which makes their wine very expensive. Next, all direct shipments wines are AGAINST THE LAW. So even if you go to Napa Valley and love a viognier that is sold only at the winery, it's illegal to ship it to your own house to enjoy it later. How about hand carrying it home? Forget it, if you bring in more than a gallon you're subject to all sorts of rules and regulations.

If you live in Pennsylvania it's time to write your reps!

Let me know if you have any fresh information about Pennsylvania 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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