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LuckySo-n-So
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Why are Lousiana's beer/wine shipping laws so dumb?


I've taken a real liking to the Marilyn Wines collection , but it is neither sold in, nor can it be shipped to Louisiana. Had to have some friends bring me in a few bottles from Texas recently.

We all know that beer selection is very limited.

What gives? Is it the evangelical thumpers with a tight grip on the state alcohol boards? Or is it the distributors not allowing competition? Or both?

These $12-30 bottles will be worth hundreds in 10 years. And plus, the bottles are awesome.










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tetu
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re: Why are Lousiana's beer/wine shipping laws so dumb?


Why will they be worth so much?





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LuckySo-n-So
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re: Why are Lousiana's beer/wine shipping laws so dumb?


Limited production, Wine collectors, Marilyn Monroe collectors.

To purchase 1 of every vintage of "Marilyn Merlot" from 1985-2008 will run you about $14,000.

eta: Oh, and from what I understand, the wine itself is rather tasty.



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iwasthere
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re: Why are Lousiana's beer/wine shipping laws so dumb?


So what law is keeping you from having it shipped here?

I only ask because I haven't found any alcohol that I haven't had shipped to me.






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rutiger
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re: Why are Lousiana's beer/wine shipping laws so dumb?


You can have beer shipped to you.





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LuckySo-n-So
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So what law is keeping you from having it shipped here?


Don't know. Just know that it can't be shipped to Louisiana. I think it has to do with the fact that the winery does not have a "relationship" with a current Louisiana distributor.

That means it can't be shipped direct. Maybe it's just the winery, maybe I can try the big online retailers. once again...






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iwasthere
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re: Why are Lousiana's beer/wine shipping laws so dumb?


I just googled it, and it seems that all they have to do is get a direct ship permit. That might cost too much though.





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tetu
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re: Why are Lousiana's beer/wine shipping laws so dumb?


I just found a website that would ship them here. They were vintages though but would still ship.

Have you talked to a specialty store in town like Marcello's, Martins, Etc, or did you just assume that if you haven't seen it it must not be here.






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lilwineman
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re: Why are Lousiana's beer/wine shipping laws so dumb?


The Marilyn merlot is pretty good. The Norma jean is the cheap stuff. It used to be available through a distributor here and may still be. If there is a distributor, a winery of their size may choose not to purchase a shipping license for direct customers bc of the cost. I had access to it when I was at churchills. Just ask your retailer for wine locally and see what they come up with. And yes it can be "worth" a significant amount if money due to cross interest collecting but as a wine drinker I would personally spend that amount of cash on something else.





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Dac311
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re: Why are Lousiana's beer/wine shipping laws so dumb?


A liqour store can't have things shipped in. They have to go through a distributor. It's the system of alcohol distribution that was put in place once prohibition was repealed in order to keep tighter reigns on alcohol distribution.





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lilwineman
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re: Why are Lousiana's beer/wine shipping laws so dumb?


That's what I was saying. Someone here use to sell it distributor wise. Not sure who has it now, but I was brought a proposal on it within the past year for prerelease on the Marilyn merlot and declined for the restaurant. However, I did remember churchills picking up some at that point in time. Always worth a shot at checking there.





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LuckySo-n-So
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re: Why are Lousiana's beer/wine shipping laws so dumb?


I got a bottle from Calandro's in 2006/7 or so. Have not seen it since. Every time I find myself in a wine store/grocery store I look for it.

I don't care enough about it to harass wine store owners/managers about it.

All I really want to do is bitch about it because I can't buy it here.

This is the bottle I bought at Calandro's for about $10, it sells for $45 now. It just so happens to be the least attractive of the Norma Jeane variety:



By contrast, the 2009 vintage sells for $110:




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