Just a reminder… Effective today, August 28, 2007, Missouri is requiring all wineries to have an approved direct shipping permit. There is no fee and the application is only 1 page! Wineries must have the application notarized and provide copies of its current state alcoholic beverage license and a copy of its winery license from the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau. Excise taxes must be paid annually. The excise tax report and taxes are due by January 31 of each year and should report the total amount of wine shipped into the state during the preceding year. The excise tax reporting form will be posted on the Wine Institute website once it becomes available. In addition the direct shipping volume limit has increased. Wineries may now ship up to 2 cases to a consumer each month.