Texas Permit Fee Changes, Effective Sept. 1 

The Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission (TABC) has approved a new license and permit fee structure that will become effective on Sept. 1, 2021, and includes a change in the Out-of-State Winery Direct Shipper and Nonresident Seller permit fees. After several discussions between TABC and Wine Institute, TABC proposed a new, significantly lower fee for the DTC […]

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Register for Texas ABC Talk on New Temporary Licensing Process in Summer 2021

In order to launch a new license technology and support legislative ABC license/permit changes effective Sept. 1, the Texas ABC (TABC) must temporarily change the licensing process this summer. Wineries are invited to register for the free virtual “TABC Talk” on Wed., April 14 at 10am PST, which will provide guidance on how to submit applications and renewals […]

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Register for the Free Virtual Texas ABC Talk

Members are invited to register to attend the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission’s (TABC) free virtual presentation that provides guidance for manufacturers on navigating the product registration process (formerly called label approvals) on Dec. 9 at 10:00am PST (12:00pm CT).

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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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Texas & Nebraska Audit DTC Permit Holders

The Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission (TABC) announced that it will begin conducting audits of Out-of-State Winery Direct Shipper’s permit holders on Sept. 1, 2019 to ensure permittees are in compliance with Texas’ direct-to-consumer law and regulations. While audits are generally conducted at random, permit holders with a history of receiving violations or complaints are more […]

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Texas DTC Reporting Changes Effective Jan. 1, 2019

In 2018, the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission (TABC) amended Rule 41.56 Out-of-State Winery Direct Shipper’s Permits to require more frequent reporting by direct shipper permittees and require permittees to include the name of the common carrier and unique common carrier tracking number for each shipment on their reports. Additionally, the gallonage threshold for frequency of […]

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Texas Now Offering Online Label Approvals

Beginning June 1, 2015, TABC instituted a new on-line label approval process through their website, www.tabc.texas.gov. Before wine can be marketed in Texas, its producer must first obtain a certificate of label approval for that beverage from the TABC. Previously, applicants had to apply for the COLA using a paper form through the mail. The […]

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New Texas Label Approval Application

The Texas Alcohol Beverage Commission (TABC) has updated the label approval form for wine, as well as the forms for beer and spirits. The application for approval of labels for wine is form number C-270w (07/2014). Starting July 28, all wine label approval applications sent to the TABC must be on the new form. A […]

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