To illustrate that point, fast forward to March 2013. It was then that, while Goldman's and his wife's wine collection slept soundly at their New Jersey home, an "anonymous complainant reported" Goldman to Pennsylvania's Bureau of Liquor Control Enforcement (BCLE) for allegedly selling wine in Pennsylvania without a license.
It's unclear who the informant is or what they claimed Goldman had done. But that same month, an undercover BCLE officer "infiltrated... Mr. Goldman's mailing list." The officer then made a buy (to use undercover cop parlance), joining in one of Goldman's pooled orders from California.
This officer was soon joined on the list by another undercover officer, who posed as his stepdaughter, and still another officer, who posed as the second officer's fiance. These officers also joined in the pooled orders.
Continuing with his generosity, Goldman shared glasses of his own wine with the undercover officers in his home. He gave them a tour of his wine cellar, which by July 2014 was located in his Malvern home, now the marital residence.
Testing the limits of that generosity, the officers concocted a story about looking for a special wedding gift of wine. Though Goldman wasn't in the business of selling wine, he made an exception, selling to undercover agents a total of four or five bottles—at cost—from his personal collection.
Soon afterwards, on January, 6, 2014, Pennsylvania police raided the home and seized more than 2,400 bottles of wine. They charged Goldman was an unlicensed wine dealer who made purchases in contravention of state law, and that his alleged crimes required Pennsylvania to destroy the entirety of the couple's wine collection—worth an estimated $160,000.
Goldman pled down the criminal "charge by entering a first-offender program," according to reports. Goldman also must write a letter to the local bar association explaining why it's important to follow the law.
No one is obligated to follow an unjust law. But that doesn't matter in this case, because it doesn't appear Goldman broke any law. I wish I could say the same for the police in this case.
Here's hoping the court forces the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania to return all of the wine to Goldman and Kurtzman. More importantly, I hope this case will finally convince Pennsylvania lawmakers to demolish the embarrassing eyesore that is the state's liquor laws.

Sadly, this case reminds me of the ugliness , jealousy, and rage that seems to possess the minds of certain people. An unsuspecting person was set up, charged with a crime, had his life and livelihood ruined, and stands to lose again, to the tune of $160,000 in property. Clearly, the "anonymous complaint" has an eerie and familiar ring, as the mystery person sits behind the scenes gloating over injustice, and revels in crafting doom for another. Since the "anonymous" person who started the ball rolling will likely never be named, I can only speculate as to their motivation. My guess is that its someone with an obscene amount of time on their hands, with little going for them, and an undercurrent rage that is directed at successful, productive members of society. Images that come to mind are here and here. One can only hope that the door of Karma swings both ways, as it ought to.