Arizona DTC 17W License Application Now Available

Wineries of all sizes may now obtain a Direct Wine Shipment license (17W) from the Arizona Department of Liquor Licenses and Control. Wineries may begin making shipments to Arizona consumers once they receive their 17W License from the DLLC. The amount of wine that can be shipped per person, per winery, per year, is phased […]

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South Dakota New Direct Shipment Report

The South Dakota Department of Revenue has released a new version of its Direct Shipment Report which now includes a column for the common carrier tracking number to be included for each shipment. Wineries can download the new Direct Shipment Report Template prepared by the Department from the Wine Institute website (located on the South […]

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Minnesota DTC Law Reminder

This is just a reminder that Minnesota is open for direct shipping. Wineries are not required to get a permit, and may ship, for personal use and not for resale, two cases of wine or less containing a maximum of nine liters per case each calendar year. The shipping container of any wine sent under this […]

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Minnesota is open to direct shipments by court order

This is just a reminder that Minnesota is open to direct shipments through a court order. Wineries are not required to get a permit, and my ship, for personal use and not for resale, two cases of wine or less containing a maximum of nine liters per case each calendar year. The shipping container of any […]

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Direct-to-Consumer Shipping Updates: IL, LA and MA

Illinois On Aug. 26, 2016, Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner signed legislation (“SB 2989”) into law that establishes strict penalties for direct wine shipping violations and imposes new reporting requirements on common carriers and fulfillment houses related to direct wine shipping. Under the new law, the holder of an IL Wine Shipper license will be required […]

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Successful Start for Pennsylvania Direct-to-Consumer Program

Pennsylvania’s direct wine shipping program is off to a strong start. The Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board (PLCB) has approved 375 direct wine shipper (DWS) licenses since they began accepting applications in early August. Licensees may ship up to 36 cases of their own wine to a Pennsylvania resident each calendar year. Prior to shipping any […]

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Pennsylvania Launches Direct-to-Consumer Wine Shipping Program

On Aug. 8, the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board began accepting requests for various new licenses and permits authorized under Act 39 of 2016, which became effective on that date. Requests for direct wine shipper licenses, wine expanded permits and other licenses may now be submitted through PLCB+, a new online licensing platform introduced earlier this […]

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Louisiana DTC Permit Application Now Available

The application form for a Louisiana Direct Wine Shipper permit and instructions for how to apply for a direct wine shipper permit are now available on the Louisiana Office of Alcohol and Tobacco Control (ATC) and Wine Institute websites. Pursuant to Act 637 (effective July 1, 2016) of the 2016 Regular Session of the Louisiana […]

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Louisiana Governor Signs Improved Consumer Wine Shipping Bill into Law

On June 22, 2016, Louisiana Governor Edwards signed legislation (HB 667) into law which will allow wineries holding a Direct Wine Shipper permit to ship wine directly to consumers (DTC) in Louisiana, without requiring the consumer to visit the winery—as long as the wine has not been assigned to a Louisiana wholesaler. The newly-signed law […]

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