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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Press Conference in New Jersey Launches Free the Grapes! Campaign

New Jersey’s Free the Grapes! campaign launched October 17 with a press conference at the Trenton State House. The conference included national leaders of the effort and generated substantial media coverage. Press Coverage included: NJ 101.5 Radio, New Jersey WPVI-TV ABC Philadelphia (2 segments) WTXF-TV FOX Philadelphia (see video file above) WWOR-TV FOX New York […]

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Why is Retailer DTC Shipping So Restricted?

Why can wineries ship to 94% of the adult population, but retailers only 22%? The short answer: commitment to a long-term, national solution. For more than three decades, wineries across the U.S. have worked to implement a legal, regulated DTC sales channel. This channel was never intended to replace, but to augment, the traditional 3-tier […]

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