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Posts from the Enforcement Category

CA: ABC Issues Industry Advisory on Outsourcing Marketing, Compliance and Logistics

By Susan Cagann, Special Counsel, Farella Braun + Martel

On Friday, CA ABC issued an advisory to respond generally to the explosion of service providers that enable wineries to outsource one or more components of their D2C and D2T channels. Activities Requiring Licenses: The Department describes when third party providers require a license. In CA a license is required when a business sells (transfers [...]

June 8th, 2009

Tennessee keeps the ball rolling on direct shipping

By Jane Hwang - ShipCompliant Research Team

Governor Phil Bredesen signed Senate Bill 166 into law today. With the passage of the bill, Tennessee will legally open its doors to winery direct shipping on July 1, 2009. Tennessee prohibited direct shipments from out-of-state wineries long before the landmark Granholm case. Even onsite shipments of wine were disallowed when the Attorney General issued [...]

June 5th, 2009

Wine Freedom in the South? Tennessee Direct Shipping Bill Passes the Senate

By Jane Hwang - ShipCompliant Research Team

Tennessee, one of 13 states that still bans direct-to-consumer shipping, took steps towards ending that association on April 13, 2009 when the Senate-approved Senate Bill 166, which allows direct shipments of wine. Currently, anyone who transports wine into Tennessee by bypassing the three-tier system is committing a felony (see Section 57-3-401.b of the Tennessee Code) [...]

April 27th, 2009

One Less Dry Town in New Hampshire

By Annie Bones, State Relations - Wine Institute

Wineries with a valid direct-to-consumer shipping permit may now ship to consumers in Landaff, New Hampshire. The city of Landaff voted to end its status as a dry town effective immediately. Four dry cities remain in New Hampshire: Brookfield, Ellsworth, Monroe and Sharon. Wineries are prohibited from shipping wine to consumers in dry regions in [...]

December 9th, 2008

Face-to-Face Enforced in Indiana

By Annie Bones, State Relations - Wine Institute

The Indiana Alcohol and Tobacco Commission is now enforcing the statutory citation concerning the initial face-to-face transaction requirement in Section 7.1-3-26-6. The face-to-face requirement originally became effective on July 1, 2006, but was later stayed by the Court on August 24, 2007. However, the stay has expired and it is recommended that direct shippers comply [...]

December 4th, 2008