MsGold406, You work for a NJ wholesaler, right? You say we'll return to the era of "The Untouchables". Where's your evidence? Thirty-five states allow consumers to purchase direct. None of them have put in a call for Elliot Ness. There's no evidence of increased crime. I'm surprised you didn't scream about underage drinking. That's another myth you 3-tier guys push. FedEx, UPS, etc., will not deliver wine to anyone who can't produce a photo ID proving they're over 21. Shippers are strict about this because of legal liability. Where's the evidence teenagers can buy wine interstate on the internet? Nothing reveals you wholesalers' attitude like your comment, " What makes the consumer so special that he/she can just bypass all of these laws?" First of all, the consumer is so special because he/she IS the consumer. I bet you're a "free market" conservative....until your monopoly is affected. Second, consumers aren't "bypassing" laws, they're changing them. This is called democracy. New Jersey retailers will not be harmed by this law. If they stock the wine, a consumer will always find it easier to buy it at the retailer. But wholesalers stock the products of very few small wineries because the wholesalers are only interested in high-volume wines. High-volume wineries provide advertising and in-store promotions which do the wholesalers' selling for them. For the consumer, those hundreds of small wineries, which wholesalers won't buy from, produce the best wines (and best values) in any given varietal. These family wineries can afford to sell directly to consumers at the same price they'd pay at a retailer. The family wineries CAN'T afford to sell through a wholesaler system which ends up costing them half the retail price. More often than not, the wholesaler won't carry them, anyway. The result: wholesalers win by depriving consumers of choice, family wineries of sales, and all New Jersey of needed tax revenue. Almost every small winery (under 500,000 bottles a year) in California, Washington, Oregon and, yes, New Jersey is moving away from the wholesaler system because it's no longer affordable and it restricts the number of customers they can attract. In the last few years, wholesalers spent $6 billion lobbying legislators, hoping to maintain their monopolies by depriving the public of choice. More and more legislators are giving up the wholesaler gravy train and listening to their constituents. Sorry, MSGold406, the wholesaler racket is dying all over the country.