Author: Melani Meister, Sales Manager

04/25
2019

Weekly Digest | CO Simplifies Sales Tax, IL Tax Evasion, Laws Stifling Innovation, NVV Goes to the Capitol, OR Senate Bill 111

In this week’s digest, we lay out the new sales tax tweaks for Colorado and investigate a tax evasion crackdown in Illinois. Laws put into place post-prohibition could be hurting modern innovation and Napa Valley Vintners heads to Capitol Hill to discuss issues affecting the California wine industry. Lastly, Oregon Senate Bill 111 is still […]

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04/18
2019

Weekly Digest | Contradictory Liquor Laws, TX Blue Laws, AL DTC Shipping, PA Expanding Consumer Access, Tricky AVAs

In this week’s digest, we discuss contradictory alcohol laws across the nation plus Texas’ “Blue Laws” on Liquor. Alabama is deciding if it will end its prohibition on direct-to-consumer wine and beer shipping and Pennsylvania is considering expanding consumer access to distilled spirits. Lastly, AVA rules get complicated as regions cross borders. Are Crazy State […]

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04/12
2019

Weekly Digest | New CA Tax Requirements, NJ DTC Legislation, Canadian Shipping, Nutritional Labeling, FDA Guidance

In this week’s digest, we explore California’s new and revised tax requirements and the strict direct-to-consumer (DTC) rules in New Jersey. Canada is on its way to loosening DTC shipping between providences and wine industry members give their opinions on TTB’s proposed nutritional labeling. Lastly, FDA issues Guidance on hops and wine grapes. California New […]

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04/08
2019

Weekly Digest | Heineken Compromises with TTB, Wine Institute Moves, MO Ban Upheld, KS 3.2 Beer, OK Law Changes

In this week’s digest, Heineken pays TTB the largest compromise ever and Wine Institute makes a move. The court upholds the Missouri shipping ban and Kansas becomes one of the last states to remove the 3.2 rule. And lastly, Oklahoma makes some big changes to their laws with one little word. Heineken USA to Pay […]

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04/01
2019

Weekly Digest | Prop 65, NJ DTC, Napa Lawsuits, Interprovincial Booze Rules, Wine Shipping Discrepancies

In this week’s digest, we review Prop 65 and how to stay compliant after last year’s changes. We take a look at laws that limit consumer choices in New Jersey and revisit an ongoing legal battle in Napa. There is hope that Canada will be loosening their interprovincial booze rules and there is speculation on […]

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03/24
2019

Weekly Digest | TTB’s Extension, Down to Earth Month, UT & KS Eliminate 3.2% Law, MN Grape Source Requirements, New OR Legislation

In this week’s digest, we highlight TTB’s extended comment period for proposed rulemaking and celebrate Wine Institute’s Down to Earth Month. Kansas and Utah lift the 3.2% restriction in convenience stores, and both Minnesota and Oregon are ironing out legislation for grape growing and labeling restrictions. TTB Extends the Comment Period for the Alcohol Beverage Labeling […]

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03/18
2019

Weekly Digest | Unintentional Tax Implications, TTB Investigations, OR Amendment, Wine Labeling, TTB Awards

In this week’s digest, we explore how wineries might unintentionally become subject to state tax obligations and a law firm looks into TTB’s increasing number of settlements. A new Oregon amendment could lead to restrictive wine production standards and the TTB is pressured by consumer groups to include more information on wine bottles. Lastly, two […]

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03/08
2019

Weekly Digest | New FL Tax Laws, SVB Survey, Winery DTC Legislation, OK Tax Requirements

In this week’s digest, we explore Florida’s new proposed remote sales tax laws, the SVB’s annual survey, the difference between DTC wine shipping legislation and litigation in the courts, and how Oklahoma clarifies their tax requirements. Florida Wants to Tax Remote Sales and Marketplace Sales Starting July 1, 2019There are only two states without remote […]

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02/21
2019

Weekly Digest | Changing Social Media Laws, RI Explores DTC, CA Server Training, CT Pricing Laws Upheld

In this week’s digest, we explore the changing rules for California winery social media. Rhode Island takes a step towards opening up to DTC wine shipments and we discuss upcoming mandatory training for California alcohol servers. Plus, the 2nd Circuit upholds Connecticut’s pricing laws. Rules For Legal, Wine-Focused Social Media Posts Are Changing Dating back […]

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02/14
2019

Weekly Digest | TX & NC Reporting, CBMTRA Reintroduced, CA ABC Act Changes, TTB Seminars, Complicated CO

In this week’s digest, we discuss new reporting requirements for both Texas and North Carolina, a reintroduction of the Craft Beverage Modernization and Tax Reform Act, new changes for the California ABC Act, upcoming TTB trade practice seminars, and simplification for Colorado sales tax. Texas and North Carolina Revise Reporting Requirements for Alcohol Licensees New […]

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