Alcohol Control Systems

Retail Distribution Systems for Wine

Laws addressing retail distribution of wine including State-run, private licensed sellers, or combination systems.

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Alabama 
  • Jurisdiction: Alabama
  • Effective Date of Change: 5/4/1998
  • Change: Wine between 14% and 14.9% ABV switched from state-run to license
  • Details
                      
  • Jurisdiction: Alabama
  • Effective Date of Change: 2/20/2004
  • Change: Wine between .5% and 14.9% ABV added to state-run system
  • Details
                     
  • Jurisdiction: Alabama
  • Effective Date of Change: 8/1/2009
  • Change: Wine between 14.9% and 16.5% ABV added to license system
  • Details
   
  • Jurisdiction: Alabama
  • Effective Date of Change: 7/1/2010
  • Change: Wine between 16.5% and 24% ABV added to license system
  • Details
                                  
AlaskaNo Change
ArizonaNo Change
ArkansasNo Change
CaliforniaNo Change
ColoradoNo Change
ConnecticutNo Change
DelawareNo Change
District of ColumbiaNo Change
FloridaNo Change
GeorgiaNo Change
HawaiiNo Change
Idaho                      
  • Jurisdiction: Idaho
  • Effective Date of Change: 7/1/2003
  • Change: Wine between 16% and 21% ABV added to license system
  • Details
                               
  • Jurisdiction: Idaho
  • Effective Date of Change: 7/1/2011
  • Change: Wine with an alcohol content of 16% ABV or less removed from state system
  • Details
                              
IllinoisNo Change
IndianaNo Change
IowaNo Change
KansasNo Change
KentuckyNo Change
LouisianaNo Change
MaineNo Change
MarylandNo Change
MassachusettsNo Change
MichiganNo Change
MinnesotaNo Change
MississippiNo Change
MissouriNo Change
MontanaNo Change
NebraskaNo Change
NevadaNo Change
New HampshireNo Change
New JerseyNo Change
New MexicoNo Change
New YorkNo Change
North Carolina                           
  • Jurisdiction: North Carolina
  • Effective Date of Change: 10/1/2004
  • Change: Multiple changes resulting from redefinition of fortified and unfortified wine
  • Details
                                                         
North DakotaNo Change
OhioNo Change
OklahomaNo Change
OregonNo Change
Pennsylvania                            
  • Jurisdiction: Pennsylvania
  • Effective Date of Change: 2/7/2005
  • Change: Other provision changed
  • Details
                                             
  • Jurisdiction: Pennsylvania
  • Effective Date of Change: 8/8/2016
  • Change: Wine between 0.5% ABV and 24% (undefined) added to license system
  • Details
          
Rhode IslandNo Change
South CarolinaNo Change
South DakotaNo Change
TennesseeNo Change
TexasNo Change
Utah                                         
  • Jurisdiction: Utah
  • Effective Date of Change: 5/5/2008
  • Change: Lower range of alcohol content decreased to 0.5% ABV
  • Details
                                           
Vermont                                                                        
  • Jurisdiction: Vermont
  • Effective Date of Change: 1/1/2016
  • Change: Wine between 16% and 23% ABV added to license system
  • Details
            
Virginia         
  • Jurisdiction: Virginia
  • Effective Date of Change: 4/19/2000
  • Change: Wine between 14% and 18% ABV added to state-run system
  • Details
                                                                           
Washington                                                       
  • Jurisdiction: Washington
  • Effective Date of Change: 12/8/2011
  • Change: Wine >1%ABW - 24%ABV removed from state-run system; wine>24%ABV switched from state-run to license
  • Details
                             
West VirginiaNo Change
WisconsinNo Change
WyomingNo Change
United StatesNo Change