Towns in Connecticut and New Hampshire have approved alcohol sales, increasing consumer access to direct wine shipments. Last fall voters in Bridgewater, the last dry town in Connecticut, repealed the ban on alcohol sales that had been in effect since the 1930’s. With the alcohol ban no longer an issue, licensed direct shippers can ship wine directly to residents of Bridgewater and there are no longer any areas in CT that prohibit direct-to-consumer shipments.
In addition, wineries holding a New Hampshire direct shipper permit can now ship to consumers in Millsfield, NH. Ellsworth and Monroe are the only two cities remaining in NH that prohibit direct-to-consumer wine shipments. More information about shipping wine directly to NH and CT consumers can be found by visiting the Wine Institute website.