PLCB Improves DTC Reporting Interface

The Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board (PLCB) completed its update to the direct wine shipment reporting interface in PLCB + making the reporting process more efficient and easier for wineries. Direct wine shippers now have the option to upload data using a PLCB-provided excel template, rather than manually enter sales data for each direct shipment to […]

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Kentucky Passes On-site DTC Shipping Bill, Leaving Key Issues Unresolved

HB 400, a Kentucky bill allowing limited direct-to-consumer spirits and wine shipments, has been signed by the state’s governor and is effective immediately. However, important issues remain unresolved and shipping to Kentucky is not advisable. As it stands, the bill allows for: Shipping of up to four cases of wine per day for purchases made […]

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Filing Deadline for Arizona DTC Report Was Jan. 31

According to the Arizona Department of Liquor Licenses & Control (DLLC), fewer than half of Direct-to-Consumer (DTC) licensees have filed the annual report due Jan. 31, 2018. Wineries that hold an Arizona DTC Wine Shipment (series 17W) License should file the 2017 Shipment Report immediately, if they have not already done so, through the Direct-to-Consumer […]

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Support Direct Shipping in Mississippi

Mississippi is one of the seven states that still prohibit direct shipments from wineries. Wineries can support efforts to create a workable direct shipping bill by directing customers to the Free the Grapes! website.

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New Illinois DTC Report Due Feb. 1

Wineries are reminded that the Illinois direct shipping law was amended, effective Jan. 1, 2017, to require third-party providers shipping wine on behalf of an Illinois direct-to-consumer (DTC) licensee to file an annual statement with the Illinois Liquor Control Commission (ILCC). The statement must detail each shipment made to an Illinois consumer on behalf of […]

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Pennsylvania Issues New DTC Advisory

On Nov. 1 the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board (PLCB) issued Advisory Notice No. 23, to clarify the requirements of direct-to-consumer wine shipper licensees under Act 39 of 2016. The Advisory supplements the FAQ previously issued by PLCB. Requirements:  All wine shipped must be produced (not just owned) by the licensed wine shipper; Licensees must file […]

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DTC Shippers Not Required to Pay VA Litter Tax

Some Wine Institute members holding VA direct-to-consumer licenses have received letters from the Virginia Department of Taxation saying that they are “delinquent” on several years of litter tax payments. Wine Institute has worked with local officials to determine that no such tax payment is due. Any member who has received a notice from Virginia’s Tax […]

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New DTC Permit Law

In 2016, the citizens of Oklahoma passed a ballot measure removing alcohol regulation from the Oklahoma Constitution and establishing those laws be governed by a new article, the Alcoholic Beverage Control Act (“ABCA”).  Included in the ballot measure was the allowance for the direct shipment of wine to Oklahoma consumers.  The 2016 Oklahoma Legislature passed […]

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Michigan Continues to Actively Enforce DTC Law

Members are reminded that the Michigan Liquor Control Commission (MLCC) is actively conducting sting operations and wineries should review their procedures to ensure compliance with Michigan’s direct-to-consumer (DTC) law. Specifically, direct shippers must verify that the person placing the order is at least 21 years of age by either obtaining a copy of the purchaser’s […]

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