Will Jack Daniels Now Get Through That Snow, Rain, Heat And That Night Gloom?

Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe says that alcohol going through the U.S. mail is on his wishlist as a way to boost revenue, perhaps as much as an additional $50 million a year. Donahoe's scenarios include shipping wine after vineyard tours and the creation of special alcohol boxes with their own flat-rate pricing. "There's a lot of money to be made in shipping beer, wine and spirits," Donahoe said. "We'd like to be in that business." Mailing alcoholic beverages is currently restricted by law, but the Senate passed a postal reform bill last year that included a provision allowing the agency to deliver alcohol. The bill would require that such shipments would have to comply with any state laws where the shipment originated and was delivered. The measure also said the recipient would have to be at least 21 years old and would need to provide valid, government-issued photo identification upon delivery. Story

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