Alabama Governor Kay Ivey signed legislation to allow direct-to-consumer wine shipping on May 13, 2021. The newly signed law will become effective on Aug. 1, 2021. This page will updated when new information becomes available.
Until the new law becomes effective, direct-to-consumer shipments are prohibited. There is, however, a special order provision that allows for an individual consumer to obtain prior written approval from the Alabama Beverage Control Board before the merchandise is brought into the State. In addition, the shipment is to be consigned, with freight charges prepaid, directly to the individual in care of an ABC store (where taxes are rendered).
Alabama Becomes 47th State to Open for Direct-to-Consumer Wine ShippingMay 14, 2021
Alabama Governor Kay Ivey signed legislation (H.B. 437), based on Wine Institute’s model direct shipping bill, on May 13, 2021. This makes Alabama the 47th state to allow winery direct-to-consumer (DTC) shipping. Wine Institute thanks Representative Terri Collins for sponsoring the bill and Governor Ivey for signing it. H.B. 437 becomes effective on August 1, 2021. Under the … Read More ⟶