September 18, 2019

A decision by the Supreme Court in “Byrd vs Tennessee” this past June has the potential to resurrect interstate shipping opportunities for wine stores across the country. The question is whether the support of the Court can be fully realized by stores wishing to ship a...

May 18, 2017

Publish in the June 2017 Beverage Media journal's "Talkin' Tech column

Many of the laws that govern the retail tier were designed in the wake of prohibition with the goal of maintaining temperance. Over the past 80 years our attitudes towards alcohol have changed in way...

May 18, 2017

On Wednesday, May 17th BevSites hosted a webinar interview with Tom Wark, one of the foremost experts in all matters regarding the interstate shipping of wine.  

For those not familiar with Tom he leads a group called The National Association of Wine Retailers (NAWR) th...

November 16, 2016

Wine stores selling online have had relatively open access to consumers in the major US wine markets, which has been a welcome addition to their local business. While some laws have been in place that should limit these shipments, there has been lax enforcement at stat...

June 17, 2011

The Texas Alcoholic Beverage Control (TABC) announced that it has been meeting with FedEx and UPS to identify strategies to block retailers who have been shipping illegally into the state. TABC claims to have sent warning to letters to retailers in September 2009, Nove...

February 18, 2011

In a change of policy for MassPack, the state's retailers are trying to have the restrictions on their ability to "export" wine lifted so they can compete for sales in other markets. A bill was submitted to the new session of the state legislature sponsored by Rep. Tor...

February 15, 2011

New Englanders will tell you: If you don't like the weather wait a few hours; it will change. This winter might be the exception to the rule (it's been relentlessly cold for months it seems) but the Massachusetts wine market bears similarities to the weather. Just when...

January 14, 2011

There are two different campaigns being fought that concern the interstate shipping of wine. Wineries have been largely successful in convincing the courts that they deserve the right to ship direct to consumers and will operate in compliance with state laws, whether f...

July 15, 2008

ShipCompliant has released a fun tool that may help you manage shipping concerns over the heat of the summer. The tool shows forcasted temperatures across the country for the next 5 days and lets you set a temperature threshold above which you elect to hold shipments....

April 3, 2008

From Wine & Spirits Daily:

"In a blow to Internet wine retailers, The Massachusetts Supreme Court ruled last week that Wine.com, the Internet wine merchant, cannot lay blame for shipping wine to an underage girl on their common carrier, FedEx. The court upheld a five...

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