How Many Bottles Make a Case Against Prohibition ? Online Wine and Virginia ’ s Direct Shipment Ban

@inproceedings{Wiseman2003HowMB,
  title={How Many Bottles Make a Case Against Prohibition ? Online Wine and Virginia ’ s Direct Shipment Ban},
  author={Alan E. Wiseman},
  year={2003}
}
This study investigates the effects of the Commonwealth of Virginia’s ban on direct wine shipments from out-of-state sellers on wine prices and variety available to consumers in the greater McLean, Virginia area. Our results indicate that Virginia’s direct shipment ban reduces the varieties of wine available to consumers and prevents consumers from purchasing some premium wines at lower prices online. Using a sample of 83 wines judged to be “highly popular” in Wine and Spirits magazine’s annual… CONTINUE READING

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