The Colorado Brewers Guild is hosting their third annual Colorado Craft Brewers Summit Nov. 4 to 5, at Colorado State University, Fort Collins. This is the perfect opportunity to take a break from the everyday to learn and network within the craft brewing community. We’re looking forward to learning as a community, attending a variety […]
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Top 3 Reasons to Attend the 2019 Colorado Craft Brewers Summit
4 Reasons We’re Excited for the 2019 Great American Beer Festival
The 2019 Great American Beer Festival (GABF) is quickly approaching, and we’re trying to wait patiently. This festival is a great opportunity for breweries, craft brewers and beer enthusiasts alike to come together, network and discover what’s new in the craft beer scene. The GABF will be hosted October 3-5 in Denver, Colorado. What we’re […]
The Vinners: Customer Awards Announced at the 2019 ShipCompliant Wine Summit
Another top-shelf ShipCompliant Wine Summit in the books. After a day of learning, sharing, networking and wine drinking, ShipCompliant by Sovos exclusively announced the winners of our first annual customer awards: The Vinners. A reaction to new forces in the wine market With Millennials replacing Boomers as key demand drivers, wineries have quickly adapted to […]
ICYMI: ShipCompliant by Sovos Wine Summit 2019
More than 300 customers, partners and industry luminaries joined us at this year’s ShipCompliant by Sovos annual Wine Summit in Napa. If you were there, you know it featured a rich exchange of ideas about how wineries can manage compliance and improve customer experience in the digital age. And if you missed it, here’s a […]
Nominate Your Winery for the 2019 ShipCompliant Vinners Awards
Is your vineyard a Vinner? It’s time to find out. The annual Vinners Awards will make their debut at the 2019 ShipCompliant Wine Summit in Napa at the end of May. Any vineyard that is a ShipCompliant customer can nominate itself or a peer to win an award on one of the following categories: Most […]
BevAlc Roundup | Tariffs affect the industry, TTB levies its heaviest fine ever, and are regulations hampering the adoption of new technology?
We held our annual Wine Summit event on May 31, at the Napa Valley Marriott. The Summit was once again a fabulous occasion, full of regulatory updates, looks at market trends, and tips and tricks to improve DtC and three-tier sales. If you missed it, or just want to refresh your memory, read our follow-up […]
ShipCompliant Wine Summit: Impressions and Lessons
ShipCompliant by Sovos hosted its annual users conference — rebranded as the ShipCompliant Wine Summit, a part of Sovos’ Global Compliance Series of events — last week at the Napa Valley Marriott. ShipCompliant users gathered for a day of training before hearing from officials and experts to learn about the regulatory and market forces that […]
2018 ShipCompliant Wine Summit: Speakers, Sessions, and Keynotes
The 2018 ShipCompliant Wine Summit is approaching fast! This is the 13th edition of our annual summit, which this year has two separate breakout focuses for attendees: 3-Tier and Direct to Consumer shipping. Meanwhile, our keynotes will focus heavily on cutting-edge data utilization and the state of the industry. If you haven’t already registered for […]
2018 ShipCompliant Wine Summit: Sponsors and Exhibitors
The 2018 ShipCompliant Wine Summit is approaching fast! If you haven’t already registered for the conference, which will take place May 31 at the Napa Valley Marriott in Napa, California, we encourage you to do so as soon as possible to ensure your spot. You won’t want to miss out on our premier user conference […]
Direct-to-Consumer Shipping: Get ready for the 2018 DtC Report, the DtC Wine Symposium, and Unified!
It’s an exciting time of year for ShipCompliant by Sovos, as we gear up to release our annual Direct-to-Consumer Wine Shipping Report with our partners Wines & Vines. We’re also looking forward to sponsoring and presenting at next week’s Direct to Consumer Wine Symposium, as well as exhibiting at the Unified Wine & Grape Symposium […]
Upcoming Webinar: How to Get Ready for Holiday Direct-to-Consumer Shipping
The holidays are a busy time of year for everyone, but particularly busy for wineries. Last year, the volume of direct-to-consumer wine sales in October, November and December totaled 36% of the volume of 2016 sales. Join us Wednesday September 27, 2017 at 10:00am PT for an informative webinar to help you get ready for […]
(Postponed) Paul Gatza of the Brewers Association To Speak At ShipCompliant Beer Summit
The ShipCompliant Beer Summit has been postponed. We apologize for any inconvenience – stay tuned to the ShipCompliant blog for updates. We’re excited to welcome Paul Gatza, Director of the Brewers Association, as our featured speaker at the ShipCompliant Beer Summit in Denver on October 3rd! Paul’s origin in the beer community started when he […]
5 Reasons to Attend the 2017 ShipCompliant Wine Summit
We invite you to join us at this year’s 2017 ShipCompliant Wine Summit in Wine Country. Every year ShipCompliant by Sovos hosts some of the most knowledgeable thought leaders about winery compliance and regulations that impact wineries’ day-to-day business. This Summit, formerly known as the “DIRECT Conference,” is now in its 12th year and we’re back […]
Season’s Greetings from Sovos | ShipCompliant
As this year comes to a close, we want to share how thankful we are to be working with so many amazing people in this industry. To show our appreciation, we’ve created a holiday greeting. Our holiday greeting has evolved over the years. For the last 6 years, our tradition was a themed cookbook . […]
BACS 2016 | Event Recap
The Beverage Alcohol Community convened again this year to share best practices; learn from peers and industry experts; and troubleshoot, problem solve, and collaborate to find a way to solve a common issue – getting their products to market faster while remaining compliant. Event Recap Last week, we held our third Beverage Alcohol Community Symposium […]
Speaker Spotlight | Beverage Alcohol Community Symposium (BACS) ‘16
ShipCompliant is gearing up for our annual fall event, the Beverage Alcohol Community Symposium. We have a stellar lineup of speakers who will share their knowledge, best practices, and tips on navigating issues that are important to your business. You’ll also have the chance to learn from your peers about the challenges they face and […]
How to Convince Your Boss to Send You to BACS ‘16
Registration for the 2016 Beverage Alcohol Symposium (BACS) has opened! Sovos Compliance is excited to invite you to our annual beverage alcohol conference, where you will have the opportunity to meet with experts, clients and fellow industry members for a day of learning, connecting, and idea sharing. Though you may be excited to attend this […]
DIRECT 2016 | Event Recap
This year’s DIRECT Conference was one for the books. Our event was jam packed with excitement, inspiration, innovation, and everything in-between. We are thrilled it was such a success, and are already eager for DIRECT 2017! While this year’s event was different, the energy, knowledge sharing, and community building present in past events was as […]
Why We’re Excited for DIRECT!
We are incredibly excited for our DIRECT Conference, which is now just one week away! The office has been buzzing with the bits we’re most looking forward to and I wanted to share them with you! Read through our top reasons we’re excited for DIRECT below. If you haven’t registered yet, this is our last […]
Announcing Sasha Strauss as Keynote Speaker at DIRECT!
We are excited to announce Sasha Strauss as a keynote speaker for day two of this year’s DIRECT Conference! His talk, titled ‘Branding in the New Normal,’ discusses how a confluence of technologies, global consumer psychology, and the evolving business climate have given birth to a communication revolution. Everything will be on the table, from why social media is now discussed in the boardroom to how B2B organizations use brand strategy to get the most out of their employees.
DIRECT | Tentative Agenda Released!
The tentative DIRECT 2016 Agenda is now available! To help you prepare for the conference, we’ve put together a tentative agenda-at-a-glance. Below you’ll find an outline of the breakout sessions, keynote presentations, and networking opportunities at the event. We haven’t set the agenda in stone yet, but we are planning to begin each day at 8am and end at 5pm. Note, that this is not a final version of the agenda.
Light Up DIRECT 2016
As you may have noticed, we’re getting creative with the DIRECT conference this year. To help shake things up, and to build on the energy and excitement behind our theme, Build Tomorrow, we’ve decided to create an event within an event.
DIRECT 2016 | Breakout Session Announcement!
We’re so excited to share some of the incredible breakout sessions planned for this year’s DIRECT Conference. This event promises to provide more learning and community building opportunities than ever before, and we hope to have you join us as we Build Tomorrow! Here’s a teaser of some of the content you can expect at DIRECT.
DIRECT | Sponsors & Exhibitors
ShipCompliant’s 11th annual DIRECT Conference is approaching and we are getting excited to convene the beverage alcohol community for a two-day conference full of learning, sharing, and community building. In recognition of the ever-changing nature of our industry, this year’s theme is Build Tomorrow. The keynote addresses, breakout sessions, panel discussions, and conversations at DIRECT […]
DIRECT Keynote Speaker Announcement | Steve Gross
We’re thrilled to announce Steve Gross as our first keynote speaker for this year’s DIRECT Conference! Steve is the Wine Institute’s Vice President of State Relations and the industry’s expert on direct shipping legislation. As one of the DIRECT Conference headliners this year, Steve’s presentation once again promises to share the most important legislative updates for the direct-to-consumer wine industry. We’ll also have a keynote speaker focusing on the challenges and regulations of the three-tier channel so stay tuned. More keynote speakers and industry experts announcements to come!
The FAQs of DIRECT 2016
We are so excited for the DIRECT conference coming up this June. As in years past, the event will feature a lineup of incredible speakers, access to the ShipCompliant team, and an opportunity to connect with the people who make the industry great. While that’s all the same, we have made some changes. Because we know you have questions about what to expect at this year’s event, we’ve compiled our answers to the FAQs. Have a question that hasn’t been answered? Let us know in the comments!
Build Tomorrow | An Event to Bring the Beverage Alcohol Community Together
In its 11th year, the DIRECT Conference brings together businesses and experts from all areas of the beverage alcohol industry. The event started with a focus on the wine industry, specifically the direct-to-consumer channel, and has evolved into a more holistic event, offering value to people who are passionate about and work in the beer, spirits, and wine industries.
Weekly Roundup | Millennial Wine Consumption, Wine ABV Trends, and a Farewell from Jason Eckenroth
Happy Tuesday, all! I hope you had a restful Presidents Day. To kick off this short week, we’ve brought you the latest updates from the industry. Today’s roundup includes a look at millennial wine consumption, trends of wine ABV, and a final post from our former president, Jason Eckenroth. I hope you enjoy it, and be […]
Calling All Movers and Shakers | DIRECT Breakout Session Proposals
We’re getting pretty excited for our upcoming DIRECT Conference in June. Our conference is one of the beverage alcohol industry’s leading and most informative conferences, featuring the latest updates from industry experts, leading technologies, inspiring speakers, and, possibly, YOU! We’re on the hunt for movers and shakers to share their ideas for a breakout session presentation […]
Event Announcement | 2016 DIRECT Conference
We are excited to share that ShipCompliant’s annual DIRECT Conference will take place June 23-24, 2016. This year, we’re taking DIRECT 2016 on the road – to San Francisco! This is the 11th year we’ve hosted this event, and we’re eager to make it better than ever!
Webinar Recap | End-of-Year Reporting
It’s easy to get distracted this time of year, with parties, festivities, and holiday cheer in abundance, but don’t forget to start preparing for end-of-year reporting. A little preparation now will keep the the holiday joy from turning to despair in early January. Recently we hosted a webinar to share valuable tips and tricks, which will make reporting less of a chore next year. Download this exclusive content from the webinar and start the New Year off right.
Regional NCSLA Event in Baltimore Delivers “Perspectives in Alcohol”
This October, NCSLA held their Northern/Southern Regional event, which was an overall success to say the least. Besides incredible hospitality from the Maryland Comptroller, attendees enjoyed networking opportunities with leaders from regulatory agencies, alcohol beverage law firms, and suppliers. There was an incredible amount of knowledge sharing and problem-solving at the event. I’ve summarized the […]
Event Recap | 2015 Beverage Alcohol Community Symposium
This year’s Beverage Alcohol Community Symposium (BACS) was jam packed with educational content from our speakers and insightful commentary from our attendees. We enjoyed seeing so many familiar faces in the audience this year, and were thrilled to meet many new people who make up this incredible community within our industry. We encourage all of […]
Guest Post | Top Five Winery Marketing Tips for This Holiday Season
With Thanksgiving just a week and a day away, we know you’re feeling the pressure to engage your customers for the holiday season. We reached out to Sandra Hess, founder of DTC Wine Workshops, to bring you some of the best tactics your winery can adopt to make the most of this time of year. […]
And the ‘Spookiest’ Label Is…
From ghoulies and ghosties. And long-leggedy beasties… We held a contest in our Beverage Alcohol Community to find the “Spookiest” label out there using LabelVision, our free tool that allows users to instantly search all beverage alcohol labels. We had a frighteningly good time looking through all the submissions. Thanks to everyone who participated! Here are the labels that the team […]
Speaker Spotlight | Beverage Alcohol Community Symposium (BACS)
ShipCompliant is gearing up for our annual fall event, the Beverage Alcohol Community Symposium (formerly known as the Wholesale Gathering). We have a stellar line-up of speakers who will share their knowledge, best practices, and tips and tricks to help you navigate the challenges and regulations you face when bringing new products to market. Before […]
Event Announcement | Beverage Alcohol Community Symposium (BACS)
We are excited to announce we will be hosting our second annual fall conference November 12th in New York, NY! The Beverage Alcohol Community Symposium (BACS) focuses on the Federal and State challenges the beverage alcohol industry faces when bringing new products to market. Inspired by our BAC online, this event promises to provide insight […]
Weekly Roundup | Ask Me Anything with the TTB, Latest Wine Trends, and Millennial Characteristics to Know
Happy Monday! I hope you enjoyed your first weekend of October! This week our roundup contains an Ask Me Anything event with the TTB, the latest in wine trends, six characteristics of millennials you need to know, and more! I hope you enjoy it, and if I missed something, be sure to let me know in […]
Ask Me Anything | Get Your Industry Questions Answered!
We’ve all had that question we just can’t get answered. We’ve done the googling. We’ve called the know-it-all-friend. We’ve sent some emails. But sometimes, you just need to talk to an expert. The solution? Our free ‘Ask Me Anything’ (AMA) events, hosted on the Beverage Alcohol Community (BAC) for its members. These online events provide […]
Webinar Recording | Smart Beer Branding in 2015 and Beyond
As your brewery releases new products, it’s important to take the necessary steps to protect your brand. We hosted a webinar with Lehrman Beverage Law to review some of the best practices you can take to protect your business as it grows. Watch this free recording of the webinar, and join the Beverage Alcohol Community […]
Webinar Recording and Slides| Down-low on the DtC Industry
We’re in an industry that never seems to calm down. Keeping up with the trends, regulations, and consumer demands can be a challenge. To help you stay in the know, we teamed up with Women for WineSense to provide an overview of the direct-to-consumer industry.
Webinar Recording | 2015 Federal and State Issues in the Wine Industry
Keeping up with the ins and outs of the legislative world can be a real headache. To lessen the burden, we hosted a webinar with WineAmerica to provide updates on the most pressing legislative issues in the wine industry. This free webinar covers federal and state issues, as well as current trends in the direct-to-consumer […]
Guest Post | How to be a Hospitalian
Bobby Stuckey, Master Sommelier, was one of our distinguished keynote speakers at this year’s DIRECT Conference. During his presentation, Bobby differentiated between service and hospitality in not just restaurants, but every area of life. His restaurant, Frasca Food and Wine, which earned the James Beard Foundation’s 2013 “Outstanding Wine Program” award, provided his basis for […]
And the “HOTTEST” Label Is…
Last month, we held a contest in the Beverage Alcohol Community to find the “HOTTEST” summer label out there using LabelVision, our free tool that allows users to instantly search all beverage alcohol labels. We had a blast going through all the submissions. Thanks to everyone who participated! Here are the labels that the team picked as the winners:
Guest Post | Strong Communication
David Rendall, one of our incredible keynote speakers at this year’s DIRECT conference, shared with us ways to embrace our weirdness to find our strengths. His presentation and previous blog post were wildly popular, so we asked him to once again share some of his wisdom with us. In this post, David provides insight into communication […]
Guest Post | The Who, What, and Where of Alcohol Sponsorships, Events, and Tastings
Bahaneh Hobel and Rebecca Stamey-White joined us on one of the breakout panels at this year’s DIRECT conference in Napa Valley. Their presentation on “Everything You Need to Know About Winery Tasting, Events, and Sponsorships” was found to be so insightful by attendees that we asked Bahaneh to write up a summary of some of their information shared […]
Guest Post | The Freak Factor
David Rendall was one of our incredible keynote speakers at this year’s DIRECT conference in Napa Valley. Both our team and the attendees came away inspired and charmed by his presentation. We received such positive feedback from his talk, in fact, we asked him to contribute to our blog. Enjoy! Discovering Uniqueness by Flaunting Weakness We […]
Webinar | Shape the Wholesale Industry
Last week, we held a webinar for beverage alcohol suppliers. In this webinar, Alex and Hannah, our Wholesale pros, walk through some of the latest innovations ShipCompliant has released to help shape the wholesale beverage alcohol industry. They also dig into how you can begin taking advantage of these innovations, today.
Summer, Summer, Label Time
Wow – it’s summer already! To celebrate, we’re holding a contest to find the “hottest” label on LabelVision. Prizes 1st place: Three free months of LabelVision Pro (That’s a $1,000 value!), one ShipCompliant t-shirt, two ShipCompliant stickers 2nd place: Two free months of LabelVision Pro and a ShipCompliant t-shirt 3rd place: One free month of LabelVision Pro
Event Recap | DIRECT 2015 Keynote
I’d like to start by expressing how much I enjoyed meeting with everyone that attended the 10th annual DIRECT conference. The energy during the conference was infectious and served as a reminder of why we do what we do at ShipCompliant. It was an exciting event for me as we released a lot of new […]
Announcement | The ShipCompliant Beverage Alcohol Community
We are excited to announce the launch of the new ShipCompliant Beverage Alcohol Community (BAC)! The BAC is a place to connect directly with industry experts, share best practices, and stay informed on regulatory updates. The community is free and available to everyone, including those that are not currently a ShipCompliant customer.
DIRECT 2015: Top Five Takeaways
DIRECT 2015 was everything it promised to be: inspirational, informative, and absolutely packed. In all the excitement, you may have missed out on one of the nuggets of wisdom that was shared over the two-day event. Not to worry! Below you’ll find the Top Five Takeaways from this year’s DIRECT conference.
Webinar | Creating an Excellent Experience from Tasting Room To Table
We know that you work hard to create an incredible in-person experience for your customers. It’s what you do best. Wine is a luxury product and, therefore, should be accompanied by a luxury experience. The challenge occurs when you have a direct-shipping program that involves several channels working together to sell your product. It requires […]
DIRECT Keynote Speaker Highlight: Bobby Stuckey
“We think service and hospitality are the same… but they’re not interchangeable, they’re different.” Bobby Stuckey, Master Sommelier and owner of Frasca Food and Wine in Boulder, CO, will distinguish between service and hospitality in his upcoming talk at DIRECT. One of the many incredible keynotes planned, this one promises to empower businesses and leaders […]
DIRECT Day Two Agenda
The official DIRECT2015 Agenda is now available! Day two of DIRECT is full of educational workshops and discussions for attendees. These include hands-on trainings, moderated discussion groups, one-on-one meetings with ShipCompliant team members, and our first-ever west coast Wholesale Gathering. You can see our unofficial agenda for these events below.
DIRECT Day One Agenda Snapshot
The official DIRECT2015 Agenda is now available! Day one of DIRECT promises to be packed with inspiring speakers, educational content, and libatious networking opportunities. To help you prepare for the conference, we’ve put together an unofficial agenda-at-a-glance! This outline provides insight into what you can expect at this upcoming conference. Note, that this is not a final […]
DIRECT Keynote Speaker Highlight: Chip Conley
The 2015 DIRECT conference coming up this May 28th and 29th has the best keynote speakers of any event yet! We have loaded our agenda with talented, expert key speakers, including veteran CEO and author Chip Conley.
Wholesale Gathering at DIRECT
We are delighted to now offer wholesale specific sessions at this year’s DIRECT conference. This event has traditionally focused on the direct-to-consumer market and this will be the first year we offer a wholesale gathering on the second day.
DIRECT 2015 Workshop Breakdown
One of the highlights of the DIRECT conference is the group break-out sessions held on the second day of the event. Attendees from last year stated these workshops were “very informative,” “motivational,” and “compelling.” Because we want you to get the most out of these sessions, we’ve created a guide so you know just what to […]
Steve Gross a Keynote Speaker at DIRECT
We have an incredible line-up of keynote speakers planned for the DIRECT Conference coming up this May. Steve Gross, Wine Institute’s VP of State Relations, is one such speaker. Steve is the point-person for DIRECT attendees when it comes to understanding the intricacies and implications of recent and upcoming legislation. With nearly three decades of experience at the Wine […]
David Rendall a Keynote Speaker at DIRECT
We are thrilled to announce David Rendall as a keynote speaker featured at the DIRECT 2015 conference coming up this May! At DIRECT, David will challenge the traditional mindset that our parents, teachers and managers have always told us: if we want to succeed, we should find and fix our weaknesses. In his funny and […]
Entrepreneurs Foundation of Colorado Announces Grant
Contribution from ShipCompliant means big impact for local nonprofit The Entrepreneurs Foundation of Colorado (EFCO) today announced it will distribute a generous grant to The Community Foundation Serving Boulder County. The grant is made possible because Boulder startup ShipCompliant elected to share a portion of its sale proceeds with the community. ShipCompliant recently merged with […]
Wineries Toast to a New Market – Direct Wine Shipping to Massachusetts
Report Shows Record-Breaking Year for Direct Wine Shipping
–For Immediate Release– ShipCompliant and Wines & Vines Release Annual Report Showing Value of Winery Direct Shipments Jumping 15.5% in 2014 (Boulder, COLORADO)—American wineries increased the dollar value of their direct-to-consumer shipments by an unprecedented 15.5% in 2014, with an equally record-breaking increase in the volume of those shipments. The average price per bottle of […]
Massachusetts, Key Legislative Updates Highlighted at 9th Annual Wine Compliance Virtual Seminar
–For Immediate Release– Virtual seminar addresses wine shipping rule changes and new reporting innovations for wineries. Boulder, Colo. — On Tuesday, November 11, ShipCompliant, the leading compliance provider for wine, spirits and beer producers, will hold its 9th annual Direct Shipping Virtual Seminar for wineries. Attendees will learn about recent legislative and regulatory changes affecting […]
3 Reasons To Get Excited About This Year’s DIRECT Conference
We look forward to the DIRECT Conference each year, however, this year’s conference promises to be the most exciting yet! Here are some reasons we are excited. 1. Our amazing keynote speaker, Zingerman’s Co-Owner & Founding Partner, Ari Weinzweig What can a deli in Ann Arbor, Michigan teach the world about building a business that […]
The COLA Conundrum
On the issue of Certificates of Label Approval (COLAs), the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) is finding itself caught between a rock and a hard place. The rock is their funding, including dwindling budgets each year, and concerns over furloughs, government shutdowns, and long term sequestration given an inept and unpredictable Congress. […]
The Pac Northwest is Heating Up! Learn How to Harness the Growth
Next week, our team will be in Napa to celebrate our 8th annual DIRECT Conference. If you’ll be in the area on June 13th, we’d love for you to attend! But did you know that we’ll also be holding events in Oregon and Washington this month? It’s easy to see why hundreds of brands in […]
Your DIRECT source of Wine Shipping Information
The ShipCompliant Blog brings you a steady flow of legislative updates, regulatory changes and other important news impacting wine shippers. If you find this information valuable, you won’t want to miss DIRECT 2013, ShipCompliant’s 8th annual Direct Sales and Shipping Seminar taking place June 13, 2013, in Napa, California. This full-day seminar will feature multiple […]
Sonoma County Updates, and a Cordial Invitation
Today, we would like to remind you of two things: one is a law that will affect our friends in Sonoma County this year, and the other is a cordial invitation to an industry event in the area on May 30th! Sonoma County has seen great growth over the past few years, especially in 2012. According […]
DIRECT Conference Gives Wineries Tools to Succeed in Changing Direct Shipping Environment
ShipCompliant launched its first Direct Shipping Seminar & Users Conference in 2006, one year after the groundbreaking Granholm v. Heald Supreme Court ruling that put the framework in place for the direct shipping landscape as we know it today. Since the 2005 ruling, 26 new states have opened or adopted a new permit system for […]
Three Great Options to Get the Latest Compliance Updates
The constantly changing regulatory environment for wine shipping and distribution poses an ongoing challenge for wineries looking to get their products into the hands of eager consumers. Three upcoming compliance events will give wineries an up-to-date look at the latest industry changes and provide interactive discussion with a chance to meet the ShipCompliant team. Paso […]
ShipCompliant User's Conference 2009 – Live
If you were unable to attend today’s event, you can still feel like you’re part of the excitement – watch the 4th annual ShipCompliant Direct Shipping Seminar from the comfort of your own office. Hear from industry leaders as they discuss how the current direct wine shipping landscape affects you, and how the industry will […]
When Will The Wine Industry Rebound?
Amidst lagging wine sales in 2008 and a sluggish economy, Silicon Valley Bank Wine Division founder Rob McMillan outlines critical issues facing the wine industry and growing economic and market trends in his “2009-2010 State of the Wine Industry” report. “Wine businesses across the board are being pushed to new limits in the current environment,” […]
Keeping up: Direct Shipping Legislation
With Kansas now due to open for direct shipping on July 1st, and legislation pending in Florida and Tennessee that may change direct shipping laws, the direct shipping environment is shifting faster than usual. You will not want to miss a state-by-state review of legislative updates from Steve Gross, the Wine Institute’s Director of State […]
Direct Shipping Online Seminar: Last Chance to Register
This is a quick reminder that we will hold an online direct shipping seminar for wineries tomorrow (October 16th) at 10am PT. Over 550 people have registered for this event so far. Click the button below to register for this FREE event. October 16th Online Direct Shipping Seminar
Two Upcoming Virtual Seminars; One for Wineries, One for Retailers
ShipCompliant continues its series of ‘Virtual’ Seminars on Shipping Compliance, this year with two separate offerings for wineries and retailers. Click the links below for more information and to register. The winery focused seminar presented along with Wine Institute, FedEx and Wine Business Monthly, will feature Steve Gross, Director of State Relations at Wine Institute, […]
Woman of the Hour – Tracy Genesen
Tracy Genesen of Kirkland & Ellis, LLP is one of the prominent forces currently driving legal change in the wine industry and was the keynote speaker at ShipCompliant’s 2008 Users Conference a few weeks ago. Genesen’s speech analogized her role in the industry to a “court of last resort” when legislative means are unsuccessful in […]
TTB Expo 2008
The ShipCompliant research team is attending the first annual TTB Expo at the Northern Kentucky Convention Center, just outside of Cincinnati, today and tomorrow. The turnout here is quite impressive. In the opening remarks, the TTB team said their original goal was to get about 300 attendees from across the country. They had over 650 […]
Georgia is a "Go": Residents Can Now Join Wine Clubs and Buy Wine Online from All Wineries
Good news, wineries – shipping to Georgia just got a whole lot easier! As we mentioned in a previous post, House Bill 1061 had passed in the House and has since passed in the Senate. It made its way onto the Governor’s table on April 15th, and Georgia Governor Sonny Perdue signed it into law […]
More Events – come join us!
ShipCompliant will be participating in two events this month. If you are in the area, please try to attend! Women for WineSense Professional Members Only – Real Life Compliance Solutions This event is meant to supplement the full-day TTB seminars occurring in the area at the same time. A legal overview will be provided by […]
Direct to Consumer Symposium – May 1st and 2nd 2008
Direct to Consumer Symposium May 1-2, 2008 Meritage Resort, Napa, CA Proceeds to Benefit Coalition for Free Trade and Free the Grapes! Register here Sessions will include: Who Is Buying? Consumer Research Findings Starting a Winning Direct Marketing Program Direct to Consumer Legislation and Enforcement Using Food & Wine Marketing to Increase Tasting Room Traffic […]
Jim Barbuti joins as panelist in fourth Shipping Compliance Virtual Seminar
Don’t miss out on the fourth installment of our quarterly Shipping Compliance Virtual Seminar on Friday, October 26th sponsored by ShipCompliant and Wine Business Monthly. Panelists include: Steve Gross, Director of State Relations, Wine Institute James H. Barbuti, Liquor Commission Examiner – New Hampshire State Liquor Commission Jason Eckenroth, President, Six88 Solutions Jeff Carroll, VP […]
Live! ShipCompliant Users Conference 2007
We are streaming our users conference currently running in Napa, CA: Update: The morning session of the 2nd Annual ShipCompliant Users Conference is now over. Thank you to everyone that attended both on site and virtually. If you are interested in viewing the seminar at a later date, please drop us a line.
Upcoming Compliance Events Summary
Wednesday and Thursday, June 27th and 28th: Wine Institute Member Workshops The workshops will include in-depth presentations on recent direct shipping and TTB and ABC rules and a discussion on maximizing tasting room and wine club opportunities. June 27, 2007 – Santa Cruz Mountains/SF Bay Area June 28, 2007 – Monterey County/Central Coast Friday, July […]
Compliance Events Summary – March 2007
Monday, March 5th, 2007 – Direct Shipping Compliance Seminar Virtual Seminar hosted by ShipCompliant, FedEx and Wine Business Monthly 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm PST Attend from your computer (with a phone and an internet connection) Tuesday, March 6th, 2007 – Navigating Direct Shipping Part of Oregon Wine Industry Symposium (Mon. – Wed.) 10:30 am […]
Compliance Events Summary – January 2007
Thursday, January 18th – Making Sense of Direct Shipping Laws Part of Tasting Room Profitability (Wed. & Thurs.) 8:30 am – 10:00 am Marin Center, San Rafael, CA Tuesday, January 23rd – Selling Your Wines Direct to the Consumer Part of Unified Wine and Grape Symposium (Tues. – Fri.) 1:30 pm – 4:00 pm Sacramento […]
Compliance Q/A in Kennewick, WA – 11/28
Welcome to the (brief) second installment of shipping compliance events summary! These events are great opportunities to hear from experts on legislative changes to the rules, best practices for staying compliant and growing your market, special offers on shipping and other related services, and introductions to technology solutions. November 28th – Washington Wine Industry Summit […]
Compliance Events Summary
Welcome to the first installment of shipping compliance events summary! These events are great opportunities to hear from experts on legislative changes to the rules, best practices for staying compliant and growing your market, special offers on shipping and other related services, and introductions to technology solutions. November 8th – Wine Institute Sonoma County Member […]
Compliance Seminar Wrap Up
We held our first annual users conference and direct shipping compliance seminar on Friday, July 14th. A big thank you to Steve, Pam, Jim, Brent and Jeff for speaking at the event and bringing terrific value to the attendees. We ran a few surveys prior to and after the seminar. Click here to see more […]
ShipCompliant Users Conference & Compliance Seminar – July 14
Six88 Solutions is presenting a direct shipping compliance seminar in conjunction with its first annual ShipCompliant users conference. Due to generous sponsorship from FedEx and ChoicePoint, this event is now open to non-customers and is free of charge. The seminar will focus on the realities of enforcement and feature speakers such as Steve Gross (Wine […]