Other Resources

Current Information and Commentary on Wine Distribution

Commentary from various sources and compliance updates on direct shipping: www.shipcompliantblog.com/blog

Another lively forum on matters of industry interest: http://fermentation.typepad.com/

List of wine-related blogs: www.winebusiness.com/blogs

Practical Compliance Guidance

Free look at real-time automated transaction compliance available long-term for a fee: http://shipcompliant.com/

Free Web-based compliance utility: www.rethinkcompliance.com/compliance/home.do

State law summaries and a "Who Ships Where" tab, listing states served by FedEx and UPS: www.wineinstitute.org/programs/shipwine

FedEx site for pairing states of origin and states of destination: www.dmz.fedex.com/cgi-bin/wineShipping.cgi.

General information on FedEx shipping:www.fedex.com/us/wine UPS site: www.ups.com/wine



Governmental Agencies

Contact information for state liquor control agencies: http://www.ttb.gov/wine/control_board.shtml

Federal agency position paper on direct shipment: www.ttb.gov/publications/direct_shipping.shtml

General federal regulations on labeling, advertising and merchandising wine, beer and spirits: www.access.gpo.gov/nara/cfr/waisidx_07/27cfr6_07.html

Trade Associations and Advocacy Organizations

Communications aimed at wine enthusiasts, promoting North American winegrowing regions and direct-to-consumer distribution: www.AppellationAmerica.com

California winery association, which operates nationwide: www.wineinstitute.org

National winery association portal for members to shipment procedures with step-by-step instructions: http://wineamerica.org/shipment/law.htm

Associations of small wineries: www.familywinemakers.org and familywineriesofwashington.com

Internet retailers other than wineries: www.specialtywineretailers.org

Wholesalers: www.wswa.org

Pro-trade advocates: www.freethegrapes.org