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Ohio Direct Shipping Permits Available for Wineries Producing Under 150,000 Gallons Annually

By Annie Bones, State Relations - Wine Institute

As of October 1, 2007 only wineries producing up to 150,000 gallons annually with an approved S Permit issued by the Ohio Department of Commerce Division of Liquor Control and registered with the Ohio Department of Taxation may ship to Ohio consumers. Wineries producing 150,000 gallons or more annually are prohibited from shipping both on-site [...]

October 3rd, 2007

Free the Grapes!: Ohio Wine Lovers to be Cut-off October 1

By Jeff Carroll - VP of Compliance, ShipCompliant

Free the Grapes! just pushed a press release about Ohio that condemns the new laws and calls for consumer action. Below are a few excerpts. A new law effective Monday, October 1 will prevent Ohio wine lovers from continuing to purchase wines directly from many popular mid-sized wineries, according to Free the Grapes! During the [...]

September 27th, 2007

Ohio to initiate permit system on Monday

By Jeff Carroll - VP of Compliance, ShipCompliant

Since July 19, 2005, wineries have enjoyed basically unrestricted access to Ohio consumers as the result of a judge declaring Ohio’s prohibition on direct shipping to be unconstitutional. That access will change significantly on Monday, when the Ohio Department of Commerce – Division of Liquor Control initiates the new permit system that was inserted into [...]

September 26th, 2007

Free the Grapes! Legislation and Litigation Update

By Jeff Carroll - VP of Compliance, ShipCompliant

From Jeremy Benson at Free the Grapes! : Free the Grapes! Media Update August 2007 Now that we’re at the end of most state legislative sessions, we thought it timely to provide an update on direct-to-consumer (DTC) wine direct shipping as of month-end July 2007. Here are some highlights, followed by a more detailed description. [...]

August 8th, 2007

Ohio adopts restrictive permit system

By Jeff Carroll - VP of Compliance, ShipCompliant

On June 30th, Ohio Governor Ted Strickland signed the fiscal year 2008-09 budget bill. Similar to the current legislative maneuvering in Wisconsin, this was an unusual development to see wine shipping provisions inserted into a state budget bill. As we reported earlier, the law changes Ohio’s court ordered open status for shipping wines to a [...]

July 30th, 2007