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).
Updated on Sept. 11, 2020 Franchise Tax: The State of Texas requires wineries located outside the state to file and pay franchise tax if the winery has nexus with the state. Nexus is established if the winery has a physical presence based on various criteria or if the winery has economic nexus in Texas. Economic […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Members are invited to register to attend the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission’s (TABC) free virtual presentation on how to legally ship wine into and within Texas on Nov. 13 at 10:00am PST (12:00pm CT).
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]