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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Wyoming and Arkansas Amend Direct-to-Consumer Laws

The Governor of Wyoming signed H47 into law on Feb. 25, 2015, doubling the amount of wine a licensed direct shipper can ship to any one address during a 12-month period from 18 liters (2 cases) to 36 liters (4 cases). The bill becomes effective on July 1, 2015. Prior to sending any direct shipment […]

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Arkansas Confirms Direct Shippers Only Responsible for Statewide Taxes

As wineries were applying for and beginning to use the new DTC shipping licenses for on-site sales to Arkansas consumers, we learned that some of the staff in the Arkansas Department of Finance and Administration were telling holders of direct wine shipper licenses that they were responsible for collecting certain local sales and use taxes. […]

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FedEx Services Expand to Arkansas

FedEx Express and FedEx Ground will accept on-site direct-to-consumer wine shipments for transport to Arkansas consumers beginning May 1, 2014. For direct-to-consumer shipment to Arkansas, wineries must hold an Arkansas Wine Shipping Permit and can only ship wine to Arkansas consumers who purchase the wine on the premises of the winery. The new permit law […]

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Arkansas On-Site Direct-to-Consumer Permit Application Available

Wineries may now apply for permit to ship on-site sales to Arkansas consumers. Act 483 of 2013 allows the holder of a Wine Shipping Permit to ship up to 1 case of wine in any calendar quarter to an AR consumer that purchased the wine on the premises of the winery. The direct shipment of […]

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