I’m sure this is substantially true, but in Washington, D.C., which is not a state, there is a least one internet based service, First Vine, that will ship wine to most states (some don’t allow them to do so, but fewer than this guy mentions). Of course, I guess First Vine is itself a distributor or a middle man.
First Vine is having a tasting next week, but sadly it is on the same night several libertarian events transpire, including reason editor Damon Root speaking on his book Over-Ruled at the Mayflower Hotel (B.Y.O.E):
Tuesday, November 18
3401 K St. NW
Malmaison is inagurating its monthly Tasting Tuesdays with a First Vine tasting. We’ll be serving blends from Southern France, and discussing grape blending and why French wines are named for where they’re made. The tasting is $20 and you canregister here. We’ll also have bottles for sale at the tasting.
Wednesday, November 26
6:00 – 8:00 pm
Each Peach Market
3068 Mt. Pleasant St. NW
We know you’ll be running around the day before Thanksgiving trying to get last-minute things done, but stop by Each Peach and try a little wine. You know you’ll need some for the holiday, and it never hurts to have a little and relax! We’ll be pouring wines that will go beautifully with almost anything you serve on the big day.
Marriott Wardman Park Hotel
The g.life expo is a showcase for gay and lesbian-owned businesses in the greater DC area. Everything financial services to fitness and health to home decor and custom clothing to food and wine. We’ll be pouring First Vinewines and will have a permit to sell bottles, too –so you can buy what you try. See the Capital Area Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce website for details. The expo is free to attend, but you need to register ahead of time.