Gov. Christie Allows Wine Shipping In New Jersey

TRENTON, NJ (AP / CBSNewYork) – New Jersey wine-drinkers can start getting their merlot and pinot grigio sent to their homes.

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Gov. Chris Christie on Tuesday signed a bill to allow small out-of-state wineries and New Jersey vineyards to ship their products directly to customers’ homes.

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The law is intended to boost sales in New Jersey’s fledgling wine industry.

The law also lets small wineries open up to 16 New Jersey retail outlets.

Lawmakers passed the bill last week over objections from liquor stores and distributors who said it would hurt their business.

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  • Christie: the Governor that ate NJ

    Who cares that our unemployment is above 9.0…we can now get wine delivered to our house!!!!

    Yep, this is why we elected this tub of lard for Governor!

  • bullett

    This is a bill that has been long overdue for people like myself, looking to purchase hard to find wines, or “limited” bottled wines direct from the vineyards.

  • Joey D. Boozer

    Just what the world needs, more winos.

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