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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Hawaii Amends Due Date for Gallonage Tax

Effective July 1, 2010, the filing and payment due date for the Hawaii Gallonage Tax will change from the last day of the month to the 20th day of the month. Wineries shipping to consumers in Hawaii are required to file a “Combined Monthly Return of Liquor Tax and Report of Wine Gallons and Dollar […]

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Direct Shipping Permit Applications for Hawaii Available

Effective January 1, 2007 wineries will need an approved Direct Wine Shipper’s Permit to ship directly to consumers in Hawaii. Each of the 4 counties (Kauai, Maui, Honolulu and Hawaii) in the state of Hawaii has a separate application, application fee and reporting requirements. The annual permit fee for the County of Kauai, County of […]

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