Interesting stories today about wine.com doing a "sting" to identify online retailers supposedly not complying with state wine shipment laws.
I know that wine.com must have invested a tremendous amount of money into setting up in-state warehouses everywhere it does business. As a result, in Florida where I live, even before FL relaxed its direct-ship rules, wine.com was able to sell in Fl b/c it had a local warehouse and a local distributor that it went through. Clearly other online retailers aren't doing this, though I have no understanding of whether the way they operate complies w/ local laws or not.
Hope this doesn't screw up the availability of wine through online retailers.