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Kentucky’s new law to allow for the direct-to-consumer (DTC) shipping of wine, beer and spirits by producers becomes effective on July 15, 2020. However, the Kentucky ABC will not issue licenses and shipments may not begin until the associated regulations are complete and effective.
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DTC provisions effective until July 15, 2020:
- Wineries producing 100,000 gallons annually or less are eligible to apply for a permit allowing direct shipments to consumers addresses within wet zip codes. Due to difficulty identifying the dry areas by zip code NO common carriers, including FedEx and UPS, are shipping to consumers in Kentucky under the direct-to-consumer law. Felony statutes remain on the books and apply to those who violate the provisions.
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Kentucky’s new law to allow for the direct-to-consumer (DTC) shipping of wine, beer and spirits by producers becomes effective on July 15. Wine Institute had hoped that the state would allow licensing and shipping to take place in parallel with the process of drafting and enacting the regulations. However, in response to Wine Institute’s direct … Read More ⟶