Senate Passes Wine Shipments

A proposal that would allow wine to be shipped directly to any home in Tennessee has passed the Senate.

The measure sponsored by Republican Sen. Bill Ketron of Murfreesboro was approved 21-7 on Monday. The companion bill is scheduled to be heard this week by the House State and Local Government Subcommittee.

Currently, certain areas of Tennessee don’t allow direct shipment and Ketron says a shipper may not have a list of those locations.

He says his proposal simply “removes the barriers so you can ship to anybody in Tennessee.”