Here’s a good update on the legislation process in Ohio from Mark Fisher.
State Rep. Jon Husted, R-Kettering and other Ohio legislators are leaning towards a less restrictive shipping system.
I like this passage from Mark Fisher of Uncorked and the Dayton Daily News:
Earth to rabble-rousers: teen-agers looking to score alcohol are not going to get online, order a case of fine cabernet sauvignon from a boutique winery in California, wait a week for it to arrive on the doorstep, gamble that they�ll be the only one home when it does arrive, convince the delivery driver that they�re legal adults and can sign for the beverage, then call all their buddies, pull corks and start swirling, sniffing and sipping. The argument is bogus.
I agree with his argument here. States have many options when it comes to preventing wine from being shipped to minors. The easiest way is to require that the common carriers (FedEx, UPS) check the ID of the adult that receives the package at the time of delivery. Using this as an argument for prohibiting direct shipments is indeed “bogus”.