Free the Grapes! October 2019 Winery Update

DTC Wine Symposium: Jan 22-23, 2020Hilton Concord Hotel Concord, CA The national summit on DTC sales and marketing – and the primary fundraiser for Free the Grapes! – returns this January.  Registration is now open. Workshops, Town Halls and Sponsor Sessions will offer practical solutions to common challenges and opportunities, such as club member retention, […]

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Free the Grapes! July 2019 Winery Update

DTC Wine Symposium Update Yes, we are six months away from the January 2020 DTC Wine Symposium but the Steering Committee has been hard at work this summer. Workshop Sessions: Want to speak?The Steering Committee has identified several potential topics. Check out the Request for Proposal. Roundtable and Town Hall Sessions: What topics should we cover? […]

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Want to Speak at DTC Wine Symposium 2020?

Yes, we are six months away from the January 2020 DTC Wine Symposium, but the Steering Committee has been hard at work this summer! Workshop Sessions: want to speak? The Steering Committee has identified several potential topics. Take a look at the Request for Proposal for topics, or suggest your own. Roundtable and Town Hall […]

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Free the Grapes! April 2019 Winery Update

Hot States It’s a busy year for DTC fix-it legislation as well as efforts to overturn capacity caps and open new states.   Delaware: Senate Bill 49 was introduced March 19 to open the state for winery DTC.  Unfortunately, like it’s 2018 predecessor House Bill 165, SB49 allows winery shipping but bans shipments of any […]

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Free the Grapes! March 2019 Winery Update

The Hot States We have a lot to report since our last update in mid-January. New Jersey: We continue to aggressively leverage local press coverage and consumer support for two favorable bills which, if passed, will allow wineries producing more than 250,000 gallons of wine each vintage to ship. We strongly encourage you to include […]

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Free the Grapes! January 2019 Update

January 11, 2019 2018: YEAR IN REVIEW On January 3, Free the Grapes! and Wine Institute presented a status update on FTG actions to the public policy committee of the Napa Valley Vintners. We want to share highlights from that meeting because it provided a good overview of the role of Free the Grapes!, where we […]

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