Compli Beverage Blog

10/24
2018

Weekly Digest | CO Changes, Franchise Laws, and DTC Symposium Deal

In this week’s digest, we cover DTC and three-tier compliance news, share tips on doing business in a franchise state, and feature a reminder to register for the 2019 DTC Symposium soon for a special winery discount.   Colorado is Already Testing the Limits of the Wayfair Decision The Colorado Department of Revenue (DOR) sent out […]

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10/22
2018

Colorado is already testing the limits of the Wayfair decision

Ski season has begun here in Colorado. We know that not only because Wolf Creek opened last week, but also because the Colorado Department of Revenue (DOR) appears to be out over their skis when it comes to interpreting the Wayfair Supreme Court case on sales and use tax regulations. The DOR sent out a […]

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10/18
2018

Weekly Digest | Compliance workshops, major developments for wine retailers, Oklahoma opens for wineries

It’s hard to believe it’s already mid-October! Harvest is mostly behind us and the holidays are coming fast. We want to make sure you end the year on a high note and have decided to launch a weekly digest of industry news, legislative updates, and practical business advice for the beverage alcohol industry. We’ll deliver […]

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09/25
2018

Announcing the 2018 Wine Compliance Workshops

2018 Wine Compliance WorkshopsPresented by Compli, Wine Institute, and FedEx  The fall harvest and fourth quarter snuck up on us and it’s already time to start thinking about 2019. To begin preparations, we invite you to join us at one of our upcoming compliance workshops. We’re partnering with Wine Institute and FedEx to host the 2018 […]

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08/24
2018

The Wine BAM is Back!

The TTB Beverage Alcohol Manual (BAM) for Wine is back!  After a long hiatus, this informative resource is back in circulation. TTB removed the BAM from their website when certain key wine label requirements changed; including the 7% ABV labeling regulations, and the addition of the American appellation.  You’ll also find references to updated regulations in […]

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08/15
2018

Five Things Your Winery Can Do to Prepare for Oklahoma DTC Wine Shipping

Editor’s Note: The following is a guest post by Andrea Steffes-Tuttle, co-founder of Think Wine, a digital marketing education company. Last week, Compli shared the news that wineries who want to expand their DTC programs into Oklahoma on October 1st can start applying now. You can find the rules for direct wine shippers in Oklahoma […]

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08/15
2018

California ABC adds guidance on CBD infusions: No!

The California Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) recently updated their Industry Advisory on Cannabis and Alcoholic Beverages to answer questions about the sale and use of cannabidiol (CBD) products derived from hemp. As we outlined in January, the initial guidance made it clear that while individuals can hold both alcohol and cannabis licenses simultaneously, […]

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08/13
2018

California DTC shipments must include Prop 65 warnings effective August 30th

If you’re like one of the vast majority of wineries in the United States, you most likely have a wine club or allocation program in place to ship your wine to consumers all over the country; including the largest wine consuming state, California. Are you aware that new regulations go into effect in two weeks […]

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08/08
2018

Minnesota and Iowa will Begin to Collect Sales Tax from Some Wineries

We’re already feeling the impact of the big South Dakota v. Wayfair, Inc. Supreme Court Ruling on Internet sales tax collection. Both Minnesota and Iowa are jumping on the Wayfair bandwagon as Minnesota’s economic nexus law will take effect on October 1st, and Iowa’s will take effect on January 1st. If you make more than […]

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08/02
2018

Compliance Tips for Small Wineries

Editor’s Note: We recently collaborated with Chris Towt at VineSpring to put together some basic compliance guidance for small wineries. As an eCommerce provider, VineSpring shared their perspective on the DTC challenges and the compliance considerations that small wineries should account for to limit risk for their DTC program. Staying Compliant in a Challenging Industry Starting […]

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