Virginia Court of Appeals Affirms “Place of Business” Licensing Requirement for Alcohol Shipping

A recent decision from Virginia, Virginia Alcoholic Beverage Control Authority v. Zero Links Markets, Inc., found that direct-to-consumer firm VinoShipper violated the state’s ABC Act because some tasks related to the “business” of a licensed wine-shipper were performed by wineries and VinoShipper failed to disclose each winery’s location as a “place of business” in separate licenses.