We're hearing reports that the New York Times Wine Club has suspended shipments of their club to New York State customers.
The Global Wine Company, which runs the New York Times Wine Club, says their wholesaler in NY can no longer ship wine on their behalf because of the State Liquor Authority's concerns about compliance with the state liquor laws. But Bill Crowley of the NY State Liquor Authority says they're not involved:
It is our understanding the NYT Wine Club stopped shipping because the Club's New York retailer ceased doing business with them
Once Global Wine Company was reminded of this fact, they reissued a statement, saying:
We would like to clarify any misunderstanding regarding the email you received last week. The New York State Liquor Authority has not directed or otherwise ordered The New York Times Wine Club to suspend its operation in New York. This was done voluntarily so that we at The New York Times Wine Club can review our method of operation to make sure we're in full compliance with state laws and regulations.
Global Wine Company has filed the paperwork to resume fulfillment of New York State orders with another company, which can begin as early as July.
We took a look at the New York Times Wine Club last September, but never received a shipment of either of their clubs ourselves.
Global Wine Company also runs the Washington Post Wine Club, who no longer list New York in the list of states where they can ship their wine club.
If you're a member of the New York Times Wine Club and are looking for a replacement, head on over to our list of wine clubs that ship to New York and see who can still ship to you (there are plenty of great wine clubs that ship to New York!)