Wine Institute has a new Sales and Excise Tax Tool available for members. The Tax Tool was developed by ShipCompliant and it is a direct response to member requests for help in complying with the increasingly complex direct shipping requirements. Members can access the Tax Tool via a password protected web site. The software allows users to look up the required excise and sales tax rates needed to comply with direct-to-consumer wine shipping laws. Members should go to the Wine Institute website to register for a Tax Tool account. Once registered, users will be e-mailed a temporary password and instructions for logging in, etc. For more information, contact: Annie Bones, firstname.lastname@example.org or 415-356-7530.