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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No More Dry Towns in Connecticut, Only Two in New Hampshire

Towns in Connecticut and New Hampshire have approved alcohol sales, increasing consumer access to direct wine shipments. Last fall voters in Bridgewater, the last dry town in Connecticut, repealed the ban on alcohol sales that had been in effect since the 1930’s. With the alcohol ban no longer an issue, licensed direct shippers can ship […]

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Connecticut Launches Electronic Filing of Price Postings

On September 1, 2007 the Connecticut Division of Liquor Control launched its program for the electronic filing of Price Postings. Suppliers, Wholesalers and Out-of-State Shippers and Manufacturer permit holders must set up an account in order to file prices electronically. Accounts can be created by visiting the Division of Liquor Control’s website http://www.biznet.ct.gov/DCP_LiquorControl. To ensure […]

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Clarifications of Direct Shipping Laws

The enforcement and interpretation of various state laws for direct-to-consumer wine shipments continue to evolve. Following are four recent changes and rule clarifications members should be aware of. Connecticut: Wineries of any size are eligible to apply for an Out-of- State Shippers Permit in CT. The cost of the permit is $250 and there is […]

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