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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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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North Carolina Reporting Changes for DTC & Wholesale

The North Carolina Department of Revenue (NCDOR) has made several changes to the alcoholic beverages tax forms that impact members who make sales and ship directly to consumers and/or wholesalers in NC. Sales to NC-licensed wholesalers after Jan. 1, 2019 must be reported on a different form than direct-to-consumer sales; prior to this change, the […]

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Clarification of North Carolina Bond Requirement for DTC Shippers & Nonresident Vendors

North Carolina Department of Revenue (NCDOR) recently sent a letter to wineries that hold Direct Wine Shipper and Nonresident Wine Vendor permits outlining new registration, reporting and bonding requirements for alcohol permit holders. Wine Institute has confirmed with NCDOR that these changes do not impose new reporting or tax payment requirements on Direct Wine Shipper […]

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