Archive for the ‘Shipping Wine’ Category

Feb 28, 2021

Will Tennessee Lawmakers Commit Perjury To Defend an Anti-Wine Shipping Bill?

On Tuesday, March 2nd, we will finally have the opportunity to hear someone give a justification for why Tennessee ought to pass a law (HB 742) that would result in 60% of all wine shipments from out-of-state wineries being shut down. That Tuesday there will be a hearing in the Department and Agencies Subcommittee on the bill that, if passed, would ban any shipments from out-of-state wineries that use fulfillment houses. Personally, I’m looking forward to hearing the justifications for…

Feb 15, 2021

Why Uber Will Not Be Challenging How Alcohol is Sold and Distributed

Since the Uber purchase of local alcohol sales platform Drizly for $1.1 billion earlier this month, there has been talk and speculation that the food and people delivery service will be in a position to disrupt the three-tier system of alcohol distribution. While this would be a nice and welcome development, there is virtually no chance of this kind of disruption occurring as a result of this merger. Here’s why. First, it’s essential to appreciate the “three-tier system” for what…

Feb 10, 2021

Exclusive: The Original Letter To Congress From Big Alcohol

Recently a coalition of wholesalers, giant alcohol producers, and some retailers released a letter to all members of Congress opposing the congressional proposal to allow the United States Postal Service to deliver alcohol to consumers. They warned it is not safe, that USPS delivery of alcohol undermines states’ rights to regulate alcohol and jeopardizes the collection of state alcohol and sales tax. The three-page letter was delivered to all members of Congress in an attempt to generate opposition to H.R….

Jan 26, 2021

The Hidden Factor That Will Further Boost Winery DtC Shipments

Winery shipments to consumers skyrocketed during 2020 and the pandemic according to the New 2021 SOVOS-Wines Vines Analytics DtC Shipping Report. This should not surprise anyone, nor should the disclosure that that average price per bottle shipped dipped considerably during 2020 as new DtC shipment recipients stocked up on less expensive wines than the channel normally trades in. But the really interesting question now, which can’t be answered with great precision but will eventually be answered, is to what degree…

Jan 12, 2021

The Glory of Mississippi Direct Wine Shipping

Last year the state of Mississippi passed a direct wine shipping bill that required all winery shipments to consumers to be sent not to their homes but to Mississippi package stores. Recently the head of the Mississippi Independent Package Store Association, Tasho Katsaboulas, sent a message to MS package stores explaining how this direct shipping system will work. I invite you to read the explanation below and behold the mighty wisdom of the state of Mississippi. (all highlighting is mine):…