Get Your Wine Online

Remember when Y2K was “threatening” to end the internet – let alone the world – as we knew it at the time? Fast forward to 2012 where sites like Amazon reign supreme as online marketplaces for almost anything. But what they don’t sell is beer, wine or liquor. If you have grand ideas of being the next Amazon-type website that sells wine and don’t want to open a brick and mortar retail shop, now would be the time.
At the beginning of this year, the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) has created a new type of license that would allow businesses to sell wine on the internet. This new license, Type-85 which is a “Limited Off-Sale Wine License”, allows for businesses to sell wine online directly to the consumer without having to abide by the “stone age” rules of having to possess a type-17 (beer & wine wholesaler) combined with type-20 (off-sale beer & wine license for retail). The process should be smoother and faster, allowing you to become the next great online wine retailer. Dare we say Wine-azon?? Okay, the name isn’t as catchy, but you get the point. When the time comes for you to sell your wine online, let us help you procure that type-85 license. Just don’t ask us to help you name your website…
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