The direct wine shipping permit application process in Connecticut just became a littler clearer thanks to their new forms. The Connecticut Department of Consumer Protection Liquor Division has put all of the forms needed to obtain an Out-of-State Shipper�s Permit on their website. The same forms are linked to Wine Institute�s Direct Shipping website. There is now one initial permit fee of $250.00 as well as a $100.00 application filing fee for out-of-state wineries of all sizes. However, out-of-state wineries that provide an affidavit affirming that the winery did not produce more than 100,000 gallons of wine during the most recent calendar year are eligible to ship directly to retailers for no additional fee. These out-of-state wineries must continue to register their brands with the Liquor Control Division and register with the Department of Revenue Services. Labels must be registered by the winery, cost $100.00 per label and must be renewed every 3 years. In addition, wineries must pay excise taxes and 6% sales tax on all shipments to Connecticut consumers.