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 summaries in Arizona, Delaware, Kansas, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Montana, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, Washington, and Wisconsin. Read about these and other updates that affect the way wine is sold and shipped within the United States.
If you are at all interested in the shipping and distribution of wine, this is an excellent resource that is well worth reading. You can view the most recent version of the document anytime by visiting the ShipCompliant Blog and clicking the link located under “Compliance Resources”, or by visiting CorbinCounsel.com and clicking on the home page link, “Notes on Wine Distribution.”
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Wineries with a valid direct-to-consumer shipping permit may now ship to consumers in Landaff, New Hampshire. The city of Landaff voted to end its status as a dry town effective immediately. Four dry cities remain in New Hampshire: Brookfield, Ellsworth, Monroe and Sharon. Wineries are prohibited from shipping wine to consumers in dry regions in New Hampshire. More information about shipping wine directly to New Hampshire consumers can be found by visiting the Wine Institute website.
Annie Bones, State Relations – Wine Institute
New Hampshire has updated their Monthly Direct Shipping Report Form. According to the NH Bureau of Enforcement, many wineries have been sending this report to the wrong address; the new form has been issued in part to remedy the incorrect send-to address. The new form is in an Excel format for easier use, and will automatically calculate the total due, based off of the invoice totals that you enter. The new form is available on the NH Liquor Commission Website. You can also view the new form by clicking here.
Make sure your records are up to date with the current contact info for the NH Bureau of Enforcement:
Mailing Address (send your returns to this address):
Bureau of Enforcement
PO Box 1795
Concord, NH 03302-1795
Bureau of Enforcement
10 Commercial St
Concord, NH 03301
Tel: (603) 271-8543
Fax: (603) 271-3758
Though the updated form is in an electronic format, New Hampshire does not allow you to submit copies of invoices or payment electronically. You can only send in an electronic version of the Direct Shipping Monthly Report if you have zero orders to report; you can send zero order reports to email@example.com.
The New Hampshire Liquor Commission has created a new e-mail account specifically for direct wine shippers. Wineries can send questions to firstname.lastname@example.org. The New Hampshire Liquor Commission also allows direct shippers, who have no shipments to report, to submit their monthly report via e-mail. Direct Shippers who choose to submit the report via email must continue to complete the monthly report form in its entirety. Emails reporting “no shipments” that do not include the completed form will not be accepted. The monthly report must be filed every month regardless of activity so as to arrive at the Liquor Commission no later than the 10th of the following month.
Don’t miss out on the fourth installment of our quarterly Shipping Compliance Virtual Seminar on Friday, October 26th sponsored by ShipCompliant and Wine Business Monthly. Panelists include:
- Steve Gross, Director of State Relations, Wine Institute
- James H. Barbuti, Liquor Commission Examiner – New Hampshire State Liquor Commission
- Jason Eckenroth, President, Six88 Solutions
- Jeff Carroll, VP Compliance, Six88 Solutions
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The New Hampshire State Liquor Commission has updated their Direct Shipper Permit Application. Changes to the application consist of updating the NH Liquor Commission Bureau of Enforcement mailing address and making changes to the letterhead. The updated application has a shield in the upper left-hand corner and contact information for Chief Eddie Edwards below. The application is available on the Wine Institute website. The outdated application will be accepted for 60 days, after that it will no longer be accepted.