New Jersey’s Wine Laws Are Screwy, Too

Apparently, Pennsylvania residents aren’t the only ones fed up with their state’s archaic wine and spirits rules. First, there was all that hubbub in Ocean City about a law that prevents you from bringing a bottle of wine to a restaurant, even though the restaurants aren’t allowed to sell wine, which is just as stupid as stupid can be. Now, the state’s wine lovers are up in arms — or at least as up in arms as wonky oenophiles can be — over a law that makes it near impossible for New Jersey wineries to get their bottles into the hands of New Jersey residents except for on-premises sales at the wineries. Thirty-three winemakers have banded together to change the rules, and they’ve enlisted the help of lobbyist and former governor Jim Florio. Read more in this Courier-Post article.