This has been a rather busy week for the beverage alcohol industry! As happens every January, the annual reports and industry checkups are coming out, which are always big news. But this week there was also oral arguments before the Supreme Court on beverage alcohol issues — the last time that happened, nearly 15 years […]
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BevAlc Roundup | Oral Arguments in Tennessee Residency Case, Economic Nexus in Wyoming Affects DtC Shippers, Bev Alc Market Grows to $253B, and 100 Years Since Prohibition Began
Wyoming and Arkansas Amend DTC Laws
The Governor of Wyoming signed H 47 into law on February 25, 2015, doubling the amount of wine a licensed direct shipper can ship to any one address during a 12-month period from 18 liters (two cases) to 36 liters (four cases). The bill becomes effective on July 1, 2015. Prior to sending any direct shipment […]
Wine Retailers Can Only Ship to 14 States
Since the 2005 Granholm v. Heald Supreme Court decision addressing the interstate direct shipment of wine, the number of states allowing out-of-state wineries to ship directly to consumers has increased from 31 states to 42. The experience for licensed wine retailers (for example: brick and mortar wine shops, California Type 85 or 20 licensees […]
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 […]
Wyoming close to compliance
A Wyoming bill unanimously passed the House Corporations, Elections and Political Subdivisions Committee that would bring Wyoming to compliance with Granholm. Wyoming is currently a limited direct states that allows licensed out-of-state wineries to ship up to two cases per year directly to consumers. However, in-state wineries are treated differently. The new legislation effectively applies […]