Buying wine with the intent of having it shipped across state lines is a common exercise that illustrates where state lawmakers put their priorities. Contradictory to free trade, this legal product is restricted in a variety of different ways across the country creating headaches for the consumer. The reason for the headaches is that lawmakers create and pass regulations on alcoholic beverages based on input from the most powerful voices in the beverage trade, protecting their interests, while ignoring the consumer. It is a curious and antiquated situation that the AWCC (American Wine Consumer Coalition) aims to change by giving voice to this most important of groups in any economic/commercial relationship, the consumer. The annual membership fee for the AWCC is only $35 and it goes toward correcting what often feels like an economic and social injustice. Make your voice heard!