US retailing – cracks in the foundations

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The beginning of the end may have come for America's labyrinthine laws governing the movement of wine around the country.

A recent US Supreme Court ruling striking down an obscure Tennessee law has had the American wine industry abuzz for the past few months as both industry and legal experts begin to hint that the verdict may be a harbinger of much greater change to come.

Ever since 1933’s repeal of Prohibition, the landscape of alcohol distribution in the United States has been fraught with complexity. The regulation of alcohol sales was left up to each individual state, resulting in the...