I received this news clip in my e-mail today. It's from the Washington Times:
December 11, 2002
"A federal judge ruled yesterday that New York must allow out-of-state wineries to ship directly to customers, effective immediately.
U.S. District Judge Richard M. Berman, for the Southern District of the 2nd Circuit, ordered the state to stop enacting parts of the Alcohol and Beverage Control Law that prohibit out-of-state wineries from directly shipping their products to New York consumers."
Here's a link to the full story: