Number of U.S. states that allow their residents to buy wine from any wine store in the U.S., and from internet wine retailers, auction houses and wine clubs. The remaining 36 states exist in a frustrating Dark Ages, severely restricting how wine can be bought. The “enlightened” 14: Alaska, California, D. of Columbia, Idaho, Louisiana, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, N. Dakota, Oregon, Virginia, W. Virginia and Wyoming.

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