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BevAlc Roundup | Federal Alcohol Tax Reform Gains Support, Divergence in Oregon Wine Country, and How to Improve Holiday Shipping

The fires that threatened Sonoma County two weeks ago have thankfully been quelled; but that was not before numerous homes and buildings were destroyed, for which we at ShipCompliant extend our deepest sympathies. For everyone, though, the holiday shopping season is still fast approaching. This brings increased online sales and potential delays in shipping across […]

How Planning Can Improve Operations During the Busy Wine Shipping Season

The busy direct-to-consumer (DtC) wine shipping season of October, November and December is upon us. With the holiday season approaching, people start thinking about gift-giving and holiday parties, and with a bottle of wine appealing to the masses, wine orders increase drastically. More orders and events often lead to more complexity managing paperwork, logistics and […]

BevAlc Roundup | Fire Comes to Wine Country; Day of Action on CBMTRA; Terroir for Spirits

Despite weeks of rolling blackouts, fire has come again to California wine country. The Kincade fire has so far burned many thousands of acres, dozens of houses, and several historical buildings at some of the largest wineries in the region. We extend our deepest sympathies to those who have suffered losses, and fervently hope for […]

Unlocking the Potential of Your ShipCompliant Account Can Help Foster Seamless Direct-to-Consumer and Three-Tier Operations

In the past, three-tier and direct-to-consumer channels have often operated independently or have even been viewed as competitive channels, but there is a benefit in having a symbiotic and seamless relationship between them. ShipCompliant helps businesses manage both their direct-to-consumer operations and three-tier reporting and registration compliance simultaneously. Our users tell us they reclaim hours […]

BevAlc Roundup | Follow-up on Texas Audits of DtC Shippers, 2019 to be a “Perfect” Vintage, and Better Yeast Makes Better Alcohol

This last week brought some unique challenges to businesses and residents of California, with the major electricity company, PG&E, shutting down services over several days. While seeking to avoid the devastating wildfires of past years is certainly a desirable end, the power outages bring their own problems, including complicating one of the busiest tourist seasons […]

Texas Audits Get Real: What DtC Wine Shippers Are Facing

Back in August, we reported that Texas was planning to audit Out-of-State Winery Direct Shipper permit holders starting in September. This plan represents one of the biggest efforts ever by state regulators to audit the direct-to-consumer (DtC) wine shipping market within their borders. Now that we are a month into the auditing period, we have […]

7 FY19 Statistics that Show Where the Beverage Alcohol Industry is Headed

ShipCompliant by Sovos recently closed the books on our fiscal year, and we’re looking back on the accomplishments of our clients, partners and industry. Since we entered the market, ShipCompliant by Sovos has helped customers pay more than half a billion dollars in tax to states through 1.8 million sales and excise tax reports. Now, […]

BevAlc Roundup | New York Goes “PRO,” Successfully Managing DtC Sales Over the Holidays, and Winemaking in a Dry Climate

Fall has officially set in here in the Northern Hemisphere, meaning that it’s also officially the busy (well, busier) season for the beverage alcohol industry. While harvests are winding to a close, that just means hectic weeks and months of processing grapes, hops, and other agricultural products lie ahead. And the holiday shopping season is […]

ShipCompliant expands product offerings with License Management and Delivery Experience

ShipCompliant announces two product offerings, License Management and Delivery Experience, the latter as a newly unbundled tool. We’ve incorporated customer feedback in developing these standalone solutions—creating more options to cater to emerging and growing organizations of all sizes and budgets. License Management helps beverage alcohol companies keep track of state licensing requirements and upcoming deadlines […]

BevAlc Roundup | Amazon’s Liquor “Stores,” Mid-Year DtC Report, and Valuing a Winery

We at ShipCompliant hope you all had a great Labor Day weekend! For our part, we’ve put up our white clothes and are preparing for the busy fall-winter period for the beverage alcohol industry. This is always a hectic time of year, with harvesting running apace leading into the holiday season when consumers look for […]

BevAlc Roundup | Texas to Audit DtC Wine Shippers, Climate Change and Wine, and Making Whisky in a Day

This week in the roundup, support to make permanent reduced federal tax rates for alcohol producers gains support in the Senate, Gallup finds wine and liquor tied in popularity behind beer, and new devices can better predict wine grapes are ripe for picking. In case you haven’t heard, the 2019 Direct-to-Consumer Wine Shipping Report is […]

BevAlc Roundup | Whither DtC Shipping of Alcohol, Wine and Climate Change, and Revamping Nonalcoholic Beer

BevAlc Roundup sharing regulatory news and industry updates.