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03/08/2018 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 03/08/2018 13:05

Wine Institute and Compli Launch New DTC Compliance Website

Mar 8, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO- Wine Institute and Compli have collaborated to create a new and improved direct-to-consumer (DTC) website, State Shipping Laws for Wineries, that offers the California wine industry a comprehensive resource on all state shipping compliance rules consolidated into a single place. The new website is available to all wineries at: https://wineinstitute.compliancerules.org/.

'The goal of the site is to provide wineries with a tool to navigate DTC shipping laws. We want to make it possible and easier for wineries to maintain compliance because the entire wine community benefits when everyone understands the law. Compliance with existing rules also supports our efforts to make positive changes to the DTC laws and regulations,' said Steve Gross, VP, State Relations, Wine Institute.

'Wine Institute helped create the first DTC agreements over three decades ago and has led the effort to pass DTC laws in 45 states and the District of Columbia. We are thrilled to combine our expertise in DTC, wholesale and federal compliance with Wine Institute's legislative experience to make the wine business stronger,' said Rachel Dumas Rey, President, Compli.

With the unprecedented success of the DTC channel, there has been an evolution of the rules and in technology. To meet these demands and better support wineries, the new site is:

  • Mobile-optimized to provide easy access to information from any device, anywhere, at any time.
  • Restructured to make the information more user-friendly and align with current rules and regulations.
  • Regularly updated to provide the latest news on the DTC industry and state regulations.

In the coming months, Wine Institute and Compli will be launching a broader Wine Compliance Rules site for Wine Institute members that will feature resources for the wholesale channel that have not been available previously. Wholesale rules, documents and forms will be aggregated and made available to Wine Institute members through this members-only portal.

About Wine Institute
Wine Institute is the advocacy association for California wine representing 1,000 wineries and affiliated businesses from the beautiful and diverse wine regions throughout the state. As the largest public policy association for California wine, and the only group representing the industry at the state, federal and international levels, Wine Institute's Officers, Board of Directors and professional staff work to create an environment where the wine community can flourish and contribute in a positive fashion to our nation, state and local communities. See: www.wineinstitute.org.

About Compli
Since Compli was established in 1997, it has earned a reputation as the most trusted group of compliance professionals in the alcoholic beverage industry. Compli provides the full spectrum of compliance services, information, and technology to producers, distributors and importers of alcoholic beverages in the United States. They are known throughout the country as the industry leader in beverage compliance and have served more than 3,000 wineries, distilleries, breweries, wholesalers and importers.

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