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Posts from the Delaware Category

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

To Stay Afloat, Here is a Life Buoy of Wine Compliance Legislative Updates

By Jessamyn Boltz - ShipCompliant Research Team

As the snow melts here in Boulder, it’s time for a status update on the direct shipping bills we expected to see in 2013, as well as other notable legislation. 1. How are Direct Shipping Bills Stacking Up? Massachusetts has seen six direct shipping bills introduced this session, and though there hasn’t been much movement [...]

March 29th, 2013

Glimmer of Hope in Challenging On-Site Requirements

By R. Corbin Houchins, Beverage Industry Counsel

On December 17th, the US Court of Appeals for the 3rd Circuit (Delaware, New Jersey and Pennsylvania) rendered its decision in Freeman v. Corzine (formerly known as Freeman v. Fischer and Freeman v. Governor of New Jersey). The case applies Granholm to several aspects of New Jersey law, which banned direct shipment by all wineries, [...]

January 10th, 2011

Notes on Wine Distribution v.32

By Jeff Carroll - VP of Compliance, ShipCompliant

The latest version of “Notes on Wine Distribution”, by R. Corbin Houchins, is now available. Release 32 includes updates on legislation, litigation and general discussions on available distribution channels for wine. This release includes substantial changes, including new sections on age and identity, facial neutrality, and logistical support services, as well as updates to state [...]

February 4th, 2010

Delaware Clarifies On-Site Shipping Rules

By Annie Bones, State Relations - Wine Institute

The Delaware Commissioner of Alcohol has released a letter clarifying the regulations for consumers in Delaware who wish to obtain wine from outside the State. The letter confirms that Delaware consumers are permitted to carry an unspecified amount of wine into the State on their person provided the wine is for the consumer’s personal consumption [...]

June 1st, 2009