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Posts from the Legislation Category

Maryland Direct Wine Shipment Report will be Important in Other States

By Jeff Carroll - VP of Compliance, ShipCompliant

Since 2005 when the Granholm v. Heald Supreme Court decision opened the floodgates for direct wine shipping legislation, questions about whether direct shipping would harm local businesses, would hurt tax revenue and would lead to a significant increase in minors accessing alcohol have been posed. It has been rare that these and other questions are [...]

January 14th, 2013

Virginia and Third Parties – What You Need To Know Before November 4

By Sarah Fine - ShipCompliant Research Team

In July of 2009, the Virginia Department of Alcohol Beverage Control (Virginia ABC) sent out Circular Letter 09-05 to Direct-to-Consumer Wine Shipper and Beer Shipper licensees, prohibiting Direct Shippers from contracting with third parties for receiving or shipping orders on behalf of the licensee. Since then, Virginia has been working with industry members to outline [...]

November 2nd, 2012

Wine Sales and Distribution 2012 – A Look Forward

By Jeff Carroll - VP of Compliance, ShipCompliant

In looking forward to what 2012 might bring the world of wine compliance and regulation, it is instructive to first look back at 2011. One thing we’ve learned after eight years in the world of wine compliance is that once movements gain momentum, it’s hard to slow them down. The past year demonstrated the continuation [...]

January 9th, 2012

Louisiana Increases Volume Limit for DTC Shipping

By Annie Bones, State Relations - Wine Institute

Louisiana recently made an adjustment to its direct-to-consumer wine shipping law that benefits the industry and consumers. The volume limit for direct-to-consumer shipping has increased from 4 cases per consumer each year to 12 cases (144 750ml bottles) per consumer each year. Wineries must have a direct shipping permit in order to ship to consumers [...]

August 23rd, 2011

The Old ‘Wine’ State: Maryland to Open to Direct Wine Shipments

By Sarah Fine - ShipCompliant Research Team

After years of repeated attempts to open the state to wine shipping, Maryland wine lovers will soon be able to have wine shipped directly to their doors. Signed by the Governor today, the new law makes Maryland the second state this year — after New Mexico — to pass new direct wine shipping permit legislation. [...]

May 10th, 2011