Listing category: "Alabama"

What’s Next in the DtC Shipping of Alcohol?

When Oklahoma began permitting direct-to-consumer (DtC) shipping of wine last October, it became the 45th state to do so. But getting to 45 states that permit DtC shipping of wine did not happen overnight. Indeed, it was a long and intensive effort of campaigning and lobbying state-by-state to get to where we are today.  With […]

BevAlc Roundup | Alabama Home Wine Delivery, ShipCompliant Wine Summit, and Wild Turkey Declares it’s Non-GMO

The latest beverage alcohol industry news includes Alabama home wine delivery, ShipCompliant Wine Summit, and Wild Turkey declares it’s non-GMO. Enjoy!

Alabama is now an available state in PRO

Alabama has joined the likes of seven other states (Arkansas, Colorado, Illinois, Kansas, New Mexico, South Dakota, North Carolina, and Washington) as the latest state to accept label registrations via Product Registration Online.  Alabama typically requires licensees to fill out and submit a Brand/ Label Registration Request form to the state ABC. Licensees using PRO […]

Is the Marketplace Fairness Act Fair for Wineries?

In short, yes, for a couple of reasons: 1. Wineries already pay sales tax in most states 2. The vast majority of wineries will likely be exempt from the law So what is it, exactly? Senate Bill S. 743, more commonly known as the “Marketplace Fairness Act“, is a pretty simple bill that would give […]

Rhode Island and Alabama: Let My Pinot Go!

As legislative sessions continue to progress across the country, more and more legislative bills concerning direct shipments of wine are being considered. If the bills mentioned in this post pass, two states will change from being prohibited states to permit states. The last state to change from a prohibited state to a permit state was […]

A call to action in Maryland

Maryland is currently one of six states, including Utah, Arkansas, Mississippi, Alabama, and Pennsylvania, where all direct shipping is prohibited for both offsite and onsite sales. In fact, shipping wine into Maryland today can result in a felony. But, that could all change soon. House Bill 1260 and its companion, Senate Bill 616, would establish […]

The broader effects of Costco

I. Discrimination against Direct Distribution from Outside the State There seems little doubt that Costco�s reading of Granholm will survive appeal. Nothing appeared in the Costco record to distinguish direct shipment of beer and wine to retailers from direct shipment of wine to consumers. Most states with wine industries allow local wineries some form of […]