State-by-State COVID-19 Guidance for ABC Licensees

To assist with winery sales and business operations, Wine Institute’s State Relations Team has compiled a listing of guidance for State ABC licensees in response to the COVID-19 outbreak. The new resource page is updated continuously as new information is released and changes impacting the sale and regulation of wine are implemented. Many of the […]

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Tasting Samples for Virtual Winery Experiences Approved by TTB

In an effort to help stimulate DTC wine sales, Wine Institute requested that TTB and California ABC provide clear guidance on whether small containers of wine may be shipped to winery customers by common carriers for virtual tastings. During Shelter-in-Place orders, this would replace the traditional tasting room experience where visitors sample small quantities of […]

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States Enforce DTC Rules

The continued growth of the direct-to-consumer (DTC) sales channel means that states will continue to make DTC shipping laws a priority for enforcement in 2020. An increasing number of states are investigating DTC shipments and conducting compliance checks on direct shipper permit holders and common carriers. Wineries that ship directly to consumers outside of California […]

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Filing Deadline for Arizona DTC Report Was Jan. 31

According to the Arizona Department of Liquor Licenses & Control (DLLC), fewer than half of Direct-to-Consumer (DTC) licensees have filed the annual report due Jan. 31, 2018. Wineries that hold an Arizona DTC Wine Shipment (series 17W) License should file the 2017 Shipment Report immediately, if they have not already done so, through the Direct-to-Consumer […]

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Arizona DTC 17W License Application Now Available

Wineries of all sizes may now obtain a Direct Wine Shipment license (17W) from the Arizona Department of Liquor Licenses and Control. Wineries may begin making shipments to Arizona consumers once they receive their 17W License from the DLLC. The amount of wine that can be shipped per person, per winery, per year, is phased […]

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Wine Institute Applauds Arizona Passage of Expanded Direct-to-Consumer Wine Shipping Bill

Arizona enacted a new law on March 31st which will greatly expand direct-to-consumer wine shipping. Currently, only wineries producing 20,000 gallons (8,412 cases) or less can ship wine directly to Arizona consumers, unless the consumer was present at the winery when the wine was purchased. Wine Institute, with strong support from the Arizona Winegrowers Association, […]

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Arizona Clarifies On-Site Shipping Law

Wine Institute received further clarification from the Arizona Department of Liquor Licenses & Control regarding their continuing interpretation of the on-site sales law. Wineries may ship up to 2 cases of wine per Arizona consumer per calendar year as long as the consumer purchases the wine while physically visiting the winery. The wine paid-for by […]

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FedEx Approves Arizona for Direct Shipping for Qualifying Wineries

Effective September 21, 2006, Arizona will allow direct shipping of off-site purchases through a permit system for both instate and out-of-state wineries. Only wineries producing no more than 20,000 gallons annually are eligible to apply for this direct shipping permit. FedEx Express and FedEx Ground will accept wine shipments from approved wine shippers as of […]

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