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RICHMOND, Va. (WUSA9) -- Virginia and D.C. have earned A+ rankings for their consumer friendliness when it comes to wine laws.

The ranking was in a report released by the American Wine Consumer Coalition called"Consuming Concerns: The 2013 State-By-State Report Card on Consumer Access to Wine."

Six other states received the top ranking.

The report considered the direct shipment of wine from out-of-state wineries and retailers, supermarket wine sales, Sunday wine sales, "bring your own bottle" laws, and state control of the sale and/or distribution of wine.

"Virginia possesses the most wine consumer friendly laws in the nation," according to the report. It stands out as a state "where consumers can conveniently access the wines they want," said David White, president of the AWCC.

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