Bledsoe pushes for direct wine shipments

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March 21, 2013, 9:12 pm
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(NECN) - Patriots Hall of Famer Drew Bledsoe traded in the football talk for lobbying Thursday at the Massachusetts State House.

As the owner of a winery in Washington State, Bledsoe is pushing to reform Massachusetts law and make it easier for wine lovers to get their hands on their favorite bottles.

Massachusetts is one of 11 states that blocks direct wine shipping. And as co-owner of the Doubleback Winery, Bledsoe says he doesn't agree with it.

"There was a ruling by the ... court system in, what, 2010 that actually said that the current law is unconstitutional, it's unfair and as a winery owner, I hear from my Massachusetts friends and fans all the time 'We want to buy your wine, where can we find it,' and I can refer them to a couple of package stores and that works but ultimately they can't buy it directly from me, which is bad for the consumer, it's bad for the business," he says.

Bledsoe also talks about Wes Welker's move to Denver.

To learn more about Bledsoe's effort, visit here.

Tags: massachusetts, Drew Bledsoe, Doubleback Winery, Massachusetts law, direct wine shipments
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