Daily Wine News: The Supreme Court’s Decision

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2018 Roberts CourtWineBusiness.com reports that the U.S. Supreme Court issued its decision in Tennessee Wine and Spirits Retailers Assn. v. Thomas: The decision, by 7-2 affirms the Sixth Circuit’s ruling striking Tennessee’s residency requirement. The court ruled that “The provision expressly discriminates against nonresidents and has at best a highly attenuated relationship to public health or safety.”

In Wine Spectator, Emma Balter looks at how the Supreme Court’s interpretation opens the door for future challenges to discriminatory state alcohol laws, notably pertaining to retailer direct shipping.

Vineyard workers have faced extra-early starts as France braces for an ‘unprecedented’ June heatwave that also looks set to sweep across much of western Europe, reports Chris Mercer in Decanter.

In Grape Collective, Lisa Denning talks to Ted Edwards about changes in Napa winemaking since he started nearly 40 years ago and how the famous 1976 Judgment of Paris wine tasting changed the course of Freemark Abbey’s history.

Neal Martin compares wines from Domaine de la Romanée-Conti and Domaine Leroy in Vinous.

In Forbes, Jill Barth profiles Ansonia Wines’ father-son team, Tom and Mark Wilcox.

SOMM Journal gets a look inside Napa Valley’s first wine history museum, 1881 Napa.

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