New Jersey ABC Notice on Brand Registration Renewals

All New Jersey product/brand registration(s) expire on Dec. 31, 2022. The product/brand renewal process will begin on Nov. 15 and brand registrants may initiate their renewals at that time. The state Division of Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) is making changes to its registration and renewal process, which are expected to be implemented on Jan. 1, […]

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New Jersey Introduces Online Licensing System

On June 4, the New Jersey Division of Alcoholic Beverage Control launched their new electronic licensing system, POSSE ABC. The POSSE system manages all types of licenses and permits, including those governing the manufacturing activities of Wine Institute members, namely wholesaler, solicitor, marketing agent and out-of-state winery licenses and permits. All current licensees will be […]

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NJ Tax Laws Impede DTC Application Process

The provisions of Senate Bill 3172 became effective on May 1, 2012 making New Jersey the 39th state open for direct-to-consumer shipping. Under the new law wineries producing up to 250,000 gallons per year are eligible to apply for an Out-Of-State Winery License that allows them to ship up to 12 nine liter cases to […]

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New Jersey Direct Shipping Bill Sent to Governor

On Monday, Jan. 9, the New Jersey Assembly voted in favor of A.4436 (identical to the senate version) which allows in- and out-of-state wineries producing less than 250,000 gallons per year to ship directly to New Jersey consumers. Specifically, the legislation establishes an Out-of-State Small Winery License that allows wineries to sell to a New […]

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New Jersey’s New Tasting Law Effective May 1, 2010

New Jersey’s new law to permit tastings of beer and spirits in retail premises takes effect on May 1, 2010. It also makes changes to the existing law that allows for wine tastings. The legislation limits the size and amounts of samples within a 24 hour period; defines tasting event, sampling and sample; sets out […]

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