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VT Updated Permit Application

July 22, 2016

Vermont has updated their permit application and fees...
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BPA Warning Statement Information

July 22, 2016


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TTB Proposes Amendments to Streamline Importation

June 23, 2016


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Louisiana Excise Tax Rates Increase

June 17, 2016

Effective Second Quarter 2016
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Pennsylvania: New Direct Wine Shipper License!

June 9, 2016

As of June 8, 2016, Pennsylvania Legislature passed House Bill 1690 allowing winery producers to sell their wine directly to consumers.
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TTB Online Processing Times

April 25, 2016


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Arizona Passes Winery Direct Shipping Law

April 4, 2016


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LOUISIANA: IMPORTANT CHANGES TO OFF-SITE SHIPPING REQUIREMENTS

March 21, 2016

The State of Louisiana has made changes with respect to wineries being able to ship direct to consumers any labels that they did not sell to wholesalers.
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Additional Funding Secured for TTB

March 1, 2016


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CT Brand Registration Update: Unimeric No Longer Required

February 22, 2016


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TTB Update on Category Management & "Tied House"

February 22, 2016


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Los Olivos AVA Established

February 9, 2016


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ABC Clarifies Type-74 Craft Distiller's License

February 9, 2016


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OREGON CHANGES FILING FREQUENCY FOR DIRECT SHIPPERS

January 21, 2016


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TTB Tax Due Dates and Bonds - 2017 Amendments

January 15, 2016


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NEW California Craft Distillers Permit

December 28, 2015

Effective January 1, 2016, the California ABC will begin issuing a new Type-74 Craft Distiller’s license to qualified businesses.
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IN Update: Direct Ship Requirements

December 7, 2015

IN no longer requires physical winery visit to verify age
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South Dakota DTC Permit Now Available

November 19, 2015

South Dakota will be opening for direct to consumer shipments on January 1, 2016.
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Colorado Wholesale License Fees Reduced

November 19, 2015

Colorado Wholesale License Fees have been reduced effective 11/12/15
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Arizona's DTC Shipping Rules Clarified

October 14, 2015

Many wineries that ship direct to consumer (DTC) in Arizona have received compliance notices
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FedEx Begins Transport of Alcohol Beverages in North Dakota

September 22, 2015

Effective Sept. 15, 2015, FedEx Ground and FedEx Express will once again transport legal alcohol beverage shipments into, out of and within the state of North Dakota.
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TTB FINAL RULE: Return of Wine to Bonded Premises

September 22, 2015

TTB is revising the wine regulations governing the return of wine to bonded wine premises in response to two statutory changes.
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Illinois Finally Offers Certainty and Relief for Victims of Sales Tax Lawsuits, But Prompt Action is Required in Pending Cases

September 9, 2015

Wineries facing a lawsuit for failing to collect shipping taxes may have another means of relief; defendants must act by Sept. 15.
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WEST VIRGINIA ABCA WINE DIVISION REQUIRES COPIES OF REPORTS TO BE EMAILED

September 9, 2015

The West Virginia Alcohol Beverage Control Administration (WVABCA) Wine Division now requires that copies of the West Virginia Wine Supplier's Report and Direct Shipper's Report of Wine Shipped into WV be emailed
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LOUISIANA LABEL REGISTRATIONS UPDATE

August 12, 2015

ATC is now responsible for all alcohol label registration
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MICHIGAN LIQUOR CONTROL COMMISSION CONDUCTING STING INVESTIGATIONS

August 11, 2015

The Michigan LCC is actively conducting undercover sting investigations on direct wine shippers.
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