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OKLAHOMA CITY – Residents in Oklahoma who enjoy a glass of wine every now and again have been limited on their choices to an extent.

That is, until now.

Currently, the state’s wine distribution laws limit what can be purchased and shipped to Oklahoma.

Only licensed liquor stores, bars, restaurants and wineries can legally sell wine.

Also, out-of-state wineries are not allowed to ship orders to customers in the Sooner State.

Senate Joint Resolution 55 would allow winemakers either in or out-of-the-state to sell wine to adults 21-years-old or older through orders.

However, the bill states the customers must have visited the winery in person at one point.

The measure was approved by the Oklahoma Senate unanimously 43-0.

The bill now moves to the House of Representatives.

If it is passed, the measure would go to a vote of the people.