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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New Reporting Requirement in Maryland

Maryland allows wineries, but not retail licensees, to direct ship to Maryland consumers only those wines that the wineries produce. Effective July 1, 2017, Maryland will begin requiring all wineries, at the time of licensure or renewal, to identify those wine brands produced by the winery that they intend to ship direct to consumers in […]

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