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Posts from the California Category

Sonoma County Updates, and a Cordial Invitation

By Ken Vasko, Senior Manager

Today, we would like to remind you of two things: one is a law that will affect our friends in Sonoma County this year, and the other is a cordial invitation to an industry event in the area on May 30th! Sonoma County has seen great growth over the past few years, especially in 2012. According [...]

May 22nd, 2013

Is the Marketplace Fairness Act Fair for Wineries?

By Jeff Carroll - VP of Compliance, ShipCompliant

In short, yes, for a couple of reasons: 1. Wineries already pay sales tax in most states 2. The vast majority of wineries will likely be exempt from the law So what is it, exactly? Senate Bill S. 743, more commonly known as the “Marketplace Fairness Act“, is a pretty simple bill that would give [...]

May 7th, 2013

Wine Retailers Can Only Ship to 14 States

By Jessamyn Boltz - ShipCompliant Research Team

Since the 2005 Granholm v. Heald Supreme Court decision addressing the interstate direct shipment of wine, the number of states allowing out-of-state wineries to ship directly to consumers has increased from 31 states to 40. The experience for licensed wine retailers (for example: brick and mortar wine shops, California Type 85 or 20 licensees and [...]

February 6th, 2013

What to Look for in Wine Compliance in the Coming Year

By Jeff Carroll - VP of Compliance, ShipCompliant

As we like to do at the beginning of each year, we once again look into our crystal ball and offer you some informed prognostications as to what the world of wine direct shipping might have in store for the coming year. While we don’t see any negative trends impacting the compliance world in the [...]

January 22nd, 2013

A 5-Point Checklist For Selling Through Online Wine Marketers

By Jeff Carroll - VP of Compliance, ShipCompliant

Editor’s Note: The following post is part of our series on the Third Party Providers The rapid emergence of online wine marketers might be the biggest innovation in wine sales over the past five years. But selling and marketing your wine through these third-party channels poses many compliance and business-related challenges. That’s why we’ve put [...]

September 27th, 2012