The Grapevine

New Wrinkles in DtC Wine Shipments

November 15th, 2017

With the holidays upon us, it’s a good time to revisit the ever-changing rules around shipping across state borders. [level-members]

Why? Because the recommendations you make to your regulars are so good, that their guests come into the shop on Saturday to by a case to take or ship home. If home happens to be out of state, and they’re asking you to ship it, think twice before you say yes.

As the Mother Nature Network website says, Direct-to-consumer wine shipping just got more complicated.

How much more complicated – and whether it’s even allowed at all – depends on where you are and what state you’d be shipping to, but consider this a timely reminder to weigh the risks if you consider shipping without staying up to date on the regulations.