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Direct Shipping Licensing Updates

By Annie Bones, State Relations - Wine Institute

Michigan Direct shipping permits for Michigan are renewable on May 1. The annual renewal cost for the Michigan Permit is $100; the same as the initial permit fee. For those wineries that do not have a direct shipping permit for MI now is good time to consider applying. Licenses are valid from May 1 – [...]

March 4th, 2010

Hidden Costs of Direct Shipping Licensing

By Mackenzie Latham, ShipCompliant Services

Before jumping into a direct shipping program in a new state, wineries should consider their current prospect list, market potential, shipping difficulty and costs. When it comes to calculating start-up costs to enter a new state, there is often more than meets the eye. In addition to license fees, wineries may need to budget for [...]

March 3rd, 2010

Maine Direct Shipping Permit Applications Available

By Annie Bones, State Relations - Wine Institute

The direct shipping applications for Maine are now available on the Wine Institute website. The direct shipping permit allows wineries to ship up to 12 nine liter cases of wine to a recipient’s address each year. The Department of Public Safety, Liquor Licensing and Inspection Division has confirmed that there are no prohibited shipping areas [...]

October 12th, 2009

Tennessee Direct Shipper Applications and Instructions Available

By Annie Bones, State Relations - Wine Institute

Wineries are now able to apply to the Tennessee Alcoholic Beverage Commission for a Direct Shipper license. Direct Shipper licensees may ship no more than 1 case (9 liters) of wine to a Tennessee consumer during a calendar month and total shipments to each consumer may not exceed 3 cases (27 liters) of wine during [...]

August 24th, 2009

Tennessee Direct Shipping Applications Available – What You Need to Know

By Jeff Carroll - VP of Compliance, ShipCompliant

Tennessee direct shipping license applications are now available. While Tennessee officially became a Limited state on July 1, wineries cannot legally ship to this state until their direct shipping license has been approved. The application states that direct shippers may only ship to wet areas within the state; a condition that may make the state [...]

July 15th, 2009