There are 16 states in the US that do not allow residents to buy wine directly from other states. This violates the Interstate Commerce clause of the US Constitution. Who benefits? The wine wholesalers/distributors. Massachusetts is one of the 16 states. In MA, distributors are powerful, but change might be coming.
The Lenox Wine Club just completed its third tasting – this time “Light Reds”. The wines were first tasted with light hors d’oeuvres and then with a meal. The most expensive wine came in dead last while the Box wine tied for the win without food and was rated the best wine with food.
The Lenox Wine Club held its second tasting this month. The focus was on wines where the Cabernet Sauvignon grape was dominant. For the second tasting in a row, prices explained nothing.