Louisiana Direct to Consumer rule change

Louisiana has changed the rules for shipping to consumers. If the winery has a relationship with a wholesaler, the winery may only ship to consumers if the consumer makes the purchase in the tasting room. The change became effective earlier in the year but the state will now begin enforcing the rule.

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Options for off-site wine destruction

Wine production is expensive and cost control (without sacrificing quality) is always the focus. However, there are times when the quality of a particular wine in production/aging goes bad. In some instances the wine can be salvaged with a little extra work and sometimes there is no other alternative but to destroy the wine which […]

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Starting The New Year Off Strong

As the New Year begins, one thing we want to make sure of is that everyone is accurately and efficiently reporting out-of-state shipments. Many states ask for additional reporting information other than the usual information provided (name, address, ship date, sale amount, etc). Here are the additional requirements for out-of-state shipment reporting: AZ – County […]

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On Site Visit with CDFA

Uncorked Compliance will be hosting an informal gathering with a representative from the CA Dept. of Food & Agriculture. The representative will have handouts and be available to answer your questions about the CDFA Processor’s license purpose, rights and responsibilities. Please join us January 21, 2016 at 3pm in the Uncorked Compliance conference room located […]

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South Dakota Open For Direct Shipping

South Dakota is now open to wineries to ship direct to consumer. The license fee is $100 and allows the licensee to ship up to 12 cases of wine to a single consumer during the calendar year. The initial brand registration fee is $25 then $17.50 for each additional product registered under that brand. The […]

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Wine Industry Compliance Due Dates

TTB.ABC Important Due Dates 2016 Happy Holidays! We’d like to take this opportunity to remind those of you in the wine industry of some important due dates that are rapidly approaching: Physical Inventory of wine IN BOND – recommended by 12/31/15 Grape Crush Inquiry Report – due 1/8/16 TTB Excise Tax Return – due 1/14/16 […]

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Winery And Vineyard Compliance And How To Approach It

We were happy to do an interview with Pacifica Commercial Realty regarding winery and vineyard compliance. Originally published July 2014. As wine industry compliance consultants, Cyndee Smolik and Nancy Headland of Uncorked Compliance have over nine years of combined experience assisting their winery clients through the maze of mandated licensing and reporting requirements. Along with […]

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