Category: Wine

05/03
2019

Weekly Digest | TTB Enforcement & Permit Penalties, AL DTC, CBMA, CBD in Alcoholic Beverages

In this week’s digest, the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) increases the volume on their rule enforcement and a former TTB Chief Counsel warns the industry of permit holder penalties for unreported changes. Two bills were introduced that could open up Alabama for direct-to-consumer winery shipping and there is high anticipation around […]

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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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04/24
2019

Colorado Simplifies Sales Tax Requirements in Advance of June 1 Start Date

Colorado’s new sales tax requirements were originally scheduled to take effect on December 1st, 2018. However, after receiving significant negative feedback about the new regulations in a rules hearing and public comment period, the Colorado Department of Revenue established a grace period through May 31st to allow businesses time to adapt their processes. During the […]

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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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04/11
2019

California New and Revised Use Tax Requirements for Out-of-State Wineries

Both houses of the California legislature quickly passed emergency legislation AB-147, which seeks to modernize the California tax rates post-Wayfair for out of state wineries. The bill, which is expected to be signed this week, will retroactively apply to April 1, 2019 and supersede the recent Revenue and Taxation Code s6203. This new bill will […]

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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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