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Sunday, July 3, 2011

Maryland Direct Wine Shipping Permit Applications Available

The Maryland Direct Wine Shipper’s Permit application is now available on the Wine Institute website, along with a Checklist of the forms and documents that must be submitted to the Comptroller’s office with the completed permit application. Maryland’s new direct-to-consumer wine shipping legislation takes effect on July 1, 2011. In order to begin shipping on July 1, 2011 a winery must have a valid Direct Wine Shipper’s Permit and use a common carrier that is approved for direct-to-consumer shipping in Maryland. FedEx is currently reviewing the common carrier requirements of the new statute and the regulations being issued by the Comptroller’s Office before making a final determination about starting shipments into the state.
The Direct Wine Shipper’s Permit has a $200 fee and is valid for a 1 year period that begins on July 1 and ends on June 30. Additionally, direct shippers are required to post a $1000 bond, pay sales and excise taxes and file reports. After 3 years out-of-state wineries may submit a request to have the bond requirement waived. It is important to note that the Combined Registration Application should be submitted to the address printed on the form or online. A copy of the CRA application or a printed confirmation that it was completed online should be attached to the Permit application. Applicants must attach a “sample” consumer invoice with the application packet. In order to comply with shipping regulations invoices must have the same corporate name and address listed on the Direct Wine Shipper’s Permit, the Maryland consumer’s name and shipping address.

Lodi Vines Wine Shipping & Wine Storage Opens for Business

Introducing the new Wine Shipping Warehouse and Fulfillment Center, serving the San Joaquin Valley and Northern California. Located in Lodi California, in the heart of the Lodi appellation. Specializing in direct wine shipping for wineries, wine clubs, tasting rooms, new releases, and eCommerce.  Providing exclusive shipping to all special handling States and the lowest international shipping rates. 

Lodi Vines was founded by Don Parker and Christine Lyckholm who are also owners of The UPS Stores in Lodi and Stockton.  With their expertise in shipping and great customer service, they have developed The UPS Store of Lodi into the premier shipping store in the region.

We intend to provide overall reduced costs and world class customer service to our customers and to the end consumers. We have developed a streamlined operation to provide the best of quality control with speedy delivery.

Visit us at LodiVines.com