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The Data: Wine DtC Shipments and Off-Premise Retail (March 2021 Special Report)

Fluctuation in the wine market is not showing any signs of easing as producers, retailers and consumers continue to navigate the impacts of a global pandemic. It has never been so critical to keep a pulse on marketplace data given these shifting dynamics. Nielsen is collaborating with Wines Vines Analytics and Sovos ShipCompliant to provide […]

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5 Highlights From the New DtC Beer Shipping Report

Sovos ShipCompliant recently released the first-ever 2021 Direct-to-Consumer (DtC) Beer Shipping Report in partnership with the Brewers Association. This report features exclusive data from two surveys, both consumer and industry perspectives, documenting the state of DtC craft beer sales and shipping. 2020 brought unprecedented challenges to the brewing industry and beer lovers alike. Due to […]

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What Brewers and Distillers Shipping DtC Need to Know About Taxes

It’s an exciting time for brewers and distillers entering the DtC shipping market. The wine industry has been utilizing this market for years, growing it to a $3.7 billion industry annually. But, this opportunity comes with added concerns and regulatory requirements. From licensing to managing restrictions on how much an individual consumer can purchase in […]

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The Data: Wine DtC Shipments and Off-Premise Retail (February 2021 Special Report)

The wine market continues to be in flux as producers, retailers and consumers navigate the impacts of a global pandemic. Keeping a pulse on marketplace data has never been so important given these shifting dynamics. Nielsen is collaborating with Wines Vines Analytics and Sovos ShipCompliant to provide a much more comprehensive view of the U.S. […]

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Kentucky Removes Barriers to Direct Shipping

On March 12, Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear signed HB 415 into effect, providing some very welcome updates to the state’s direct-to-consumer (DtC) alcohol shipping laws. The biggest reform provided by the recently signed bill is the removal of a provision that previously prohibited DtC alcohol shippers from using third-party fulfillment houses to help with their […]

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Making the Most of the Annual DtC Wine Shipping Report

By Andrew Adams Andrew Adams is the editor of the Wine Analytics Report and a regular contributor to Wine Business Monthly magazine. Adams grew up in the city of Sonoma, Calif., and graduated from the University of Oregon with a degree in journalism. In addition to working at daily newspapers for more than a decade, Adams worked for […]

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Don’t Fear the Fulfillment House

Recently, lawmakers in Tennessee introduced proposed legislation that would prohibit the use of fulfillment houses by direct-to-consumer (DtC) wine shippers for their sales to the state. If passed, this legislation could severely hamper the ability of DtC wine shippers to service the state, cutting off Tennessee consumers from accessing wineries of all sizes.  However impactful […]

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The Data: Wine DtC Shipments and Off-Premise Retail (January 2020 Special Report)

The wine market is in greater flux than ever as producers, retailers and consumers navigate the impacts of a global pandemic. Keeping a pulse on marketplace data has never been so important given these shifting dynamics. Nielsen is collaborating with Wines Vines Analytics and Sovos ShipCompliant to provide a much more comprehensive view of the […]

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New Spirit Product Registrations Continue to See High Growth, Especially Gin

Consumer buying patterns have drastically changed over the past year, affecting the beverage alcohol industry in many ways. The COVID-19 pandemic has shifted what consumers are buying, where, and how often. Sovos ShipCompliant has examined data from our Product Registration Online (PRO) tool to see just how much consumers’ buying patterns have influenced producers’ new […]

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6 Highlights from the 2021 Direct-to-Consumer Wine Shipping Report

This January, Sovos ShipCompliant released the 2021 Direct-to-Consumer (DtC) Wine Shipping Report with our partner, Wines Vines Analytics. This report features exclusive data and insights on the state of the industry not tracked or reported on anywhere else. With wine shipments to consumers reaching a record $3.7 billion in 2020, there has never been a […]

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The Data: Wine DtC Shipments and Off-Premise Retail (December 2020 Special Report)

The wine market is in greater flux than ever as producers, retailers and consumers navigate the impacts of a global pandemic. Keeping a pulse on marketplace data has never been so important given these shifting dynamics. Nielsen is collaborating with Wines Vines Analytics and Sovos ShipCompliant to provide a much more comprehensive view of the […]

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Coming Soon: The 2021 Direct-to-Consumer Wine Shipping Report

This month, Sovos ShipCompliant will release the annual Direct-to-Consumer (DtC) Wine Shipping Report with our partners Wines Vines Analytics, based on 2020 data. Here is what you need to know about this comprehensive report and some key findings from last year’s report. About the 2021 Direct-to-Consumer Wine Shipping Report The Direct-to-Consumer Wine Shipping Report is […]

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Congress Passes Permanent Extension of Federal Alcohol Tax Relief

On December 22, Congress passed a new COVID relief measure, providing necessary relief and aid to the still reeling economy. Included in the bill was the permanent extension of the Craft Beverage Modernization and Tax Reform Act (CBMTRA). This is extremely welcome to the beverage alcohol industry, as suppliers would have faced a huge hike […]

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The Data: Wine DtC Shipments and Off-Premise Retail (November 2020 Special Report)

The wine market is in greater flux than ever as producers, retailers and consumers navigate the impacts of a global pandemic. Keeping a pulse on marketplace data has never been so important given these shifting dynamics. Nielsen is collaborating with Wines Vines Analytics and Sovos ShipCompliant to provide a much more comprehensive view of the […]

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Kentucky to Begin Permitting DtC Shipping of Alcohol

In April, 2020, Kentucky passed HB 415, which established new rules permitting the direct-to-consumer (DtC) shipping of alcoholic beverages. Early on December 14, 2020, the Kentucky legislature’s joint committee on Licensing, Occupations, and Administration Regulations voted to approve new regulations enforcing HB 415 making those laws effective and finally allowing DtC shipping to begin in […]

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Ask Alex: Your Bev Alc Compliance Questions Answered (December 2020)

How do I know if the new economic nexus sales tax rules in Illinois apply to my business? Illinois recently implemented new sales tax rules for businesses that have economic nexus in the state. These rules are broadly applicable to all remote sellers, and so if any direct-to-consumer (DtC) wine shipper meets the general economic […]

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Can I Ship Beer Directly to Consumers? An Overview of DtC Shipping for Breweries

So, you’re thinking about direct-to-consumer (DtC) beer shipping. But first, what exactly do we mean when we talk about DtC beer shipping? Well, traditionally, alcohol is sold by a supplier to distributors who then sell it to retailers who then sell it to consumers. But with DtC or direct beer shipping, consumers place an order […]

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Sovos ShipCompliant Data Shows Record High Transactions on Black Friday and Cyber Monday

This year, Black Friday and Cyber Monday experienced the highest transaction and sales rates in their history. Black Friday saw an approximate 22% increase in sales, reaching $9 billion and Cyber Monday hit $10.8 billion in sales, up nearly 15% from last year, setting the record for the largest U.S. online shopping day ever. As […]

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