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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New DTC Reporting Requirements in New Hampshire & Kansas

NEW HAMPSHIRE The State of New Hampshire has amended its rules relating to direct shipment to require any direct shipper permittee that uses the services of a fulfillment house to ship wine directly to NH consumers to include the name and address of the fulfillment house on their monthly report. In addition, direct shippers must […]

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Monroe, NH is No Longer Dry

On November 8, 2016, voters in the town of Monroe, New Hampshire voted to approve to approve alcohol sales. With the alcohol sales ban lifted, Direct Shipper Permittees may ship wine to adult residents of Bridgewater. Ellsworth is now the only dry town left in New Hampshire. No direct shipper may ship to a dry […]

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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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New Hampshire Improves Direct Shipping Law

Governor John Lynch signed HB 1352, An Act relative to direct shippers (Chapter 300) on July 13, 2010. The changes become effective on January 1, 2011. The new law: • Improves the quality of monthly reporting by requiring that only direct shipper licensees who ship wine or liquor in a given month file a report. […]

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1 Less Dry Town in New Hampshire

Wineries with a valid direct-to-consumer shipping permit may now ship to consumers in Landaff, New Hampshire. The city of Landaff voted to end its status as a dry town effective immediately. Four dry cities remain in New Hampshire: Brookfield, Ellsworth, Monroe and Sharon. Wineries are prohibited from shipping wine to consumers in a dry region. […]

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New Hampshire Creates New E-mail Account for Direct Shippers

The New Hampshire Liquor Commission has created a new e-mail account specifically for direct wine shippers. Wineries can send questions to directshippers@liquor.state.nh.us. The New Hampshire Liquor Commission also encourages direct shippers, who have no shipments to report, to submit their monthly report via e-mail. The monthly report must be filed every month regardless of activity […]

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New Hampshire Updates Direct Shipper Permit Application

The New Hampshire State Liquor Commission has updated their Direct Shipper Permit Application. Changes to the application consist of updating the NH Liquor Commission Bureau of Enforcement mailing address and making changes to the letterhead. The updated application has a shield in the upper left-hand corner and contact information for Chief Eddie Edwards below. The […]

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