Wine by mail 'going well'

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SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – Wine connoisseurs enjoying access to their favorite varieties under South Dakota's consumer-direct wine shipping law have had over 13,800 bottles sent to their doors since January.

A state law that went into effect in January allows South Dakotans to buy up to 12 cases of wine per year from wineries in the state and around the country.

The Revenue Department says 1,158 cases had been shipped by the end of June. The department reported on the law's rollout to a legislative committee this week.

Jason Evans is the deputy director of the property and special taxes division. He says implementation of the new law has gone well, but some concerns have come up including issues with reporting and collecting the right information to determine if wine is coming from licensed or unlicensed wineries.



 
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