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Wine Spectator: New York’s Prosecution Of Wine Store For Shipping Out Of State Postponed

January 26, 2015

The New York State Liquor Authority’s prosecution of an Albany wine retailer for allegedly shipping to out-of-state customers has been postponed for now. At the first hearing on the charges, on January 23, the state agency presented evidence that Empire Wine sold to customers in 16 states. But when Empire’s lawyers attempted to call two New York State Liquor Authority (NYSLA) employees to testify, the agency refused to produce them, and the administrative judge overseeing the hearing, Nancy Butler, said she lacked the jurisdiction to enforce subpoenas. She adjourned the proceedings for now. Wine Spectator has the full story.

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