FedEx has informed Wine Institute that, effective Jan. 15, 2016, FedEx Ground and FedEx Express will open the state of South Dakota for legal direct-to-consumer wine shipments. Per FedEx policy, all alcohol beverage shipments may only be tendered by licensed entities that have executed a FedEx Alcohol Shipping Agreement. All alcohol beverage shipments must comply with all FedEx policies and federal, state and local regulations. Wine is the only type of alcohol beverage that is allowed to be shipped direct to consumers. FedEx does not provide legal advice to third parties. Questions not related to FedEx policy should be directed to appropriate legal counsel and the South Dakota Department of Revenue, Special Tax Division.