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Free The Grapes! legislative update

By Jeff Carroll - VP of Compliance, ShipCompliant

Free the Grapes! recently provided an update on direct to consumer shipping legislation and litigation for 2007. As you can see below, many changes are likely to come this year. LEGISLATIVE UPDATE Wine Institute provided the following summary of direct shipping legislation around the country. Alaska –House Bill 34 (Ledoux) would specifically allow in-state wineries [...]

March 19th, 2007

Clarifications on Direct Shipping Laws

By Annie Bones, State Relations - Wine Institute

The enforcement and interpretation of various state laws for Direct-to-Consumer wine shipments continue to evolve. Following are three recent updates that wineries should be aware of. Connecticut: Wineries of any size are eligible to apply for an Out-of- State Shippers Permit in CT. The cost of the permit is $250 and there is a $100 [...]

October 11th, 2006

Connecticut permit fee clarification

By Annie Bones, State Relations - Wine Institute

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 [...]

May 15th, 2006

The broader effects of Costco

By R. Corbin Houchins, Beverage Industry Counsel

I. Discrimination against Direct Distribution from Outside the State There seems little doubt that Costco�s reading of Granholm will survive appeal. Nothing appeared in the Costco record to distinguish direct shipment of beer and wine to retailers from direct shipment of wine to consumers. Most states with wine industries allow local wineries some form of [...]

May 1st, 2006

Hawaii moves to end reciprocity

By Jeff Carroll - VP of Compliance, ShipCompliant

Two similar bills would create a limited direct model in Hawaii, which currently has reciprocity with 13 other states. The proposals are similar to the laws established in New York, Connecticut, and Texas with a permit requirement and a per customer limit of 24 cases per individual per year. Read more here.

March 7th, 2006