Thursday, February 4, 2010

Uncork NJ

Senate Committee Passes S-766, Direct Shipping Bill! We are very pleased to report the Senate Law and Public Safety Committee this afternoon reported the direct shipping bill out of committee by a unanimous 5-0 vote.
Senate President Sweeney, one of the bill's sponsors, commented on the importance of this issue, "Allowing direct shipments of wine to and from New Jersey will not only enhance consumer choice, but would provide essential inroads for our budding wine industry. With our wineries producing better and better wines and winning prestigious awards, we should be expanding, not limiting, access to New Jersey wines.
We would like to thank you for your support of this issue, and ask that you continue to make your voice heard. The Senate bill S- 766 will now be referred to the Senate floor for a vote by the full Senate, possibly as soon as Monday, February 22. If you have not done so already, or even if you have, please support UnCorkNJ and the direct shipping bill by visiting to take action and write to your Senator and the Senate leadership indicating your support today.
Contacting legislators by using the website is the fast and easy way to make your voice heard. By spreading the word to take action, you've helped us get one step closer to providing New Jersey residents with greater freedom regarding the wine selection enjoyed in their homes.
Capital Public Affairs' President Steven E. Some, who testified today on behalf of UnCorkNJ said, "New Jersey residents deserve consumer choice when it comes to wine and should enjoy the same basic right as millions of other Americans in 35 states. Customers will continue to visit their local retailers; however, for the customers looking for a bottle of wine not available at their local retailer, we ask that you give them the right to have wine directly shipped from hundreds of this nation's small family owned wineries. We have a unique opportunity to uncork New Jersey's direct shipping laws, provide consumer choice, and strengthen our state's economy."
Please continue to encourage your friends, family, neighbors, and colleagues to contact their legislators and support direct shipping. Also, please encourage them to join our growing list of supporters and receive the latest information on our effort.

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