Role Of A Wine Distributor
ROLE OF A WINE DISTRIBUTOR
Wine Distributor: What is the role of a wine distributor?
We are focusing on USA wine market as in most other parts of the
world a winery or an importer can also distribute wine to the
USA has a three-tier law where every alcoholic beverage must flow
from a winery or wine importer to a wine distributor or say wine
wholesaler and finally to the wine retailer. At all levels mark up is
added. But the good news is import taxes are much lower than
many parts of the world and thus you see US as one of the biggest
wine markets in the world.
ROLE OF A WINE DISTRIBUTOR
• Job of a wine distributor is very state specific where most of
the states allow only one wine distributor per brand. Thus a
retailer can only buy that wine from its respective wine
distributor for the respective state they are registered for.
• The American three-tier distribution system is governed by
the 21st Amendment of the United States Constitution. When
the U.S. Congress first passed this law in 1933, this historic
Constitutional Amendment overturned the infamous 18th
Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, passed 14 years before
• Wine Wholesaler / Wine Distributor Information
Resources (Source TTB.gov)
• Applying for a Permit - If you plan to purchase and sell
alcohol at wholesale, you must first obtain a Basic Permit
Alcohol Wholesaler Application Packet - Wholesalers
(WHL), businesses which sell beverage alcohol products at
wholesale to other wholesalers or retailers must first
obtain a Wholesaler's Basic Permit.
Producers or manufacturers of beverage alcohol products need
to apply for a Wholesaler's Basic Permit only if they intend to sell
beverage alcohol products which they did not produce or
Wholesaler/Importer (Alcohol): Businesses which require a Basic
Permit for Importing (to import and distribute foreign beverage
alcohol) and Wholesaling (to distribute at wholesale, domestic
beverage alcohol) from the same location may reduce the
required paperwork by combining the applications.
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