(KUTV) — The wine subscription amendments bill passed the Senate Business and Labor Committee with a unanimous vote on Tuesday.
The bill, sponsored by Sen. Gene Davis (D-Dist. 3), would allow residents to subscribe to wine clubs that sell wine that is not currently available in the state.
If the bill passes, wine consumers would be able to pick up their orders at the Utah Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control (DABC) locations statewide, thus preventing direct-to-consumer sales and the potential for underage drinking, a press release stated.
Davis chose to support this method of delivery to accommodate current law, which states that all liquor sales must go through the DABC.
Presently, to purchase a type of wine that isn’t sold at the Utah State Liquor Store, the consumer has to order an entire case of wine, rather than being able to purchase a single bottle.
Senate Bill 103 brings wine clubs into the state of Utah allowing consumer purchases from a greater selection of wine, the release said.