The Massachusetts Alcoholic Beverages Control Commission (ABCC) has updated the Application For A Direct Wine Shipper License. Changes to the application consist of updates to Sections 1 (Applicant Information) and Section 7 (Existing Interests in Other Licenses), and the removal of Section 9 (Previously Held Interests in Other Licenses). Wineries that have not yet applied for a direct shipper license can find the revised application on the ABCC website. The application forms should be filled out online and then mailed to the ABCC with the required attachments.
As of Feb. 1, 2015, FedEx Ground and FedEx Express will accept direct-to-consumer wine shipments for transport to MA consumers from authorized shippers holding an approved MA direct shipping license. Wineries may not solicit MA consumers or ship to MA consumers prior to the ABCC’s approval of their license.