Massachusetts wine rules changing

Massachusetts consumers may soon be able to order wine online from anywhere in the country.

U.S. District Court Judge Rya Zobel ruled that the state's restrictions on direct shipments of wine purchased over the Internet discriminated against out-of-state wineries. His decision was based on a 2005 U.S. Supreme Court ruling that says states cannot prohibit out-of-state Internet sales if they allow in-state wineries to ship their products directly to consumers.

The attorney general's office is deciding whether to appeal Zobel's ruling.

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