Category: Wine

07/19
2019

Texas ABC Eliminates Agent Licenses and Permits

As announced by the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission on July 1, 2019, applications for type A, BK, DK, and T licenses/permits are no longer being accepted or processed by the commission, effective immediately. These license and permit types are for agents of businesses that produce or distribute alcoholic beverages. Additionally, any application for these license/permit […]

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07/16
2019

TTB Offers Temporary Voluntary Disclosure Program for Owner/Operator Changes

According to the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB), a significant number of wholesalers and importers have failed to keep their Federal Basic Permits up to date. Failure to report changes to a Federal Basic Permit to TTB can result in suspension of the federal license and hefty fines.  To address this issue […]

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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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06/27
2019

Weekly Digest | Supreme Court TN Wine Case Verdict, New COLAs Online Feature, Canada Bill Opens Province Borders

It’s been a remarkable week in beverage alcohol compliance news! In this week’s digest, we highlight several analyses of the Supreme Court ruling in the Tennessee Wine case. In other news, TTB is adding a new feature to their Online COLAs which will streamline the approval process, and Canada passed a bill that could free […]

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06/26
2019

Supreme Court Rules on Highly Anticipated Tennessee Wine Case

The wine industry has been sitting on pins and needles for the last month waiting for a Supreme Court decision that had the potential to change liquor laws nationwide. With a mounting backlog, the Court delayed the decision on Tennessee Wine & Spirits Retailers Association v. Thomas (previously Blair), then finally made their decision public […]

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06/13
2019

Compli Digest | Supreme Court Ruling DTC Repercussions, TTB Investigations, Distilled Spirits Standards, 3-Tier Wine Symposium

In this week’s digest, learn more about how an upcoming Supreme Court ruling could have far-reaching effects and the high-risk, high-reward consequences of that ruling. Rob Tobiassen comments on TTB investigations and TTB responds to petitions concerning standards of fill for distilled spirits. Lastly, we hear from an attendee at the inaugural 3-Tier Wine Symposium […]

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06/06
2019

Weekly Digest | The Fight for 250 ML Wine Cans, OK Distribution Changes, TTB Appoints Acting Administrator, Control State Myths, Bipartisan Support of CBMTRA

In this week’s digest, support is gathered for the 250 ml packaging size for canned wine and Oklahoma Senate Bill 608 forces top manufacturers to make their products available to all distributors. TTB appointed new positions for their staff after the tragic passing of John Manfreda and urban legends surrounding the “Control States” are debunked. […]

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05/31
2019

Weekly Digest | MI Litigation vs Enforcement, John Manfreda, US Supreme Court Rulings, Alabama DTC, SVB Consumer Insights

In this week’s digest, we look at a debate over Michigan’s attempts to enforce laws that have been found unconstitutional and we mourn the loss of TTB’s John Manfreda. The US Supreme Court will soon decide on the Tennessee Wine case and Alabama puts direct-to-consumer wine shipping on hold. Lastly, stream a webcast reviewing SVB’s […]

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05/23
2019

Weekly Digest | Alcohol eCommerce by State, TTB Rewards, Commerce Clause, NJ Laws, IL Booze Tax

In this week’s digest, a new report shows interest in online alcohol shopping by state and Rob Tobiassen reviews the TTB internal rewards system. See what’s happened in the fourteen years since Granholm v Heald and a former New Jersey resident discusses the state’s archaic laws. Lastly, Illinois proposes a new plan that would increase already […]

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05/09
2019

Weekly Digest | CA Requires District Taxes, Congressional Wine Caucus, WalMart vs. TX, TTB Enforcements, USPS Alcohol Shipping

In this week’s digest, California adds new district tax collection requirements and we learn about the Congressional Wine Caucus. The Fifth Court hears an oral argument over discrimination between WalMart and Texas liquor laws and we hear an opinion on TTB inconsistencies with third-party promotions and enforcements. Lastly, litigation has been reintroduced that could open […]

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