Byline: Scott Maben The Register-Guard
Oregon wineries are toasting the U.S. Supreme Court for striking down laws in two states that prevent their residents from ordering wine directly from out-of-state vineyards.
In a 5-4 decision Monday, the court said laws in New York and Michigan are discriminatory and anti-competitive because they allow shipments from in-state wineries but not those from anywhere else.
In all, 24 states bar interstate shipments. They require outside wineries to sell through licensed wholesalers within the state.
The ruling is a victory for wine-growing regions such as Oregon, the country's fourth-largest producer with more …