Category: Oregon

07/03
2019

Weekly Digest | The Aftermath of the TN Wine Ruling, OR Grape Taxes, CT DTC Retailer Shipping, TTB Repeals Fill Standards

In this week’s digest, the Wine and Spirits Wholesalers of America President and CEO comments on the Supreme Court’s ruling in the Tennessee wine case. Irish Liquor Lawyer makes speculations on the future of beverage alcohol cases. Oregon wineries are insisting that out-of-state wineries pay the same taxes they pay on Oregon grapes and Connecticut […]

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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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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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11/28
2018

Weekly Digest | TTB Goals, WSWA Files Amicus Brief, Wine Label Controversy, Live CA Hearing

In this week’s digest, we explore TTB’s strategic plan for the next five years, WSWA files an amicus brief in the upcoming Byrd Supreme Court Case, Copper Cane is officially ordered to change their labels, winemakers question the U.S. standards for labeling wine, and Legislature’s Wine and Governmental Organization Committees hold a hearing to discuss […]

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11/08
2018

Weekly Digest | Impactful Industry Changes, Web Compliance, Label Controversy

In this week’s digest, we explore harmful practices in the alcohol industry, winery website compliance, growing frustrations for America’s alcohol shipping laws, the Oregon labeling controversy, the effects of the Supreme Court’s recent decisions on the industry, and changes made by U.S. Customs and Border Patrol. Why Are America’s Alcohol-shipping Laws Such s Cluster$#&%—and Will […]

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12/01
2017

Wine retailers can now ship to only 22% of Americans

As 2017 draws to a close, wine retailers continue to face a shrinking market—at least when it comes to Direct to Consumer (DTC) sales across state lines. In August, Missouri became the latest state to ban out-of-state retailers from selling and shipping alcoholic beverages to Missouri residents. But now, a Florida wine store, its owner […]

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