Alcoholic Beverages Control Commission 95 Fourth Street, Suite 3 Chelsea, Massachusetts 02150-2358 617-727-3040 (phone) Department of Revenue Excise Tax Unit 200 Arlington Street Chelsea, Massachusetts 02150 (Mailing Address) P. O. Box 7012 Boston, Massachusetts 02204 617-887-6367 (phone) Secretary of State McCormack Building One Ashburton Place – 17th Floor Boston, Massachusetts 02108 617-727-9640 (phone)

Note: This section summarizes the temporary changes implemented due to the coronavirus pandemic that are of interest to interstate suppliers. On April 3, 2020, the Governor signed a bill authorizing on-premises licensees to sell malt beverages and wine for off-premises consumption for the duration of the COVID-19 state of emergency, provided that they follow social distancing protocols. All on-premises licensees may sell up to one hundred ninety-two ounces (192 oz.) of malt beverages and 1.5 liters of wine for off-premises consumption, subject to the following conditions: Sales of alcoholic beverages are permitted only as part of a transaction for the purchase of food; All wine must be in its original sealed container and all malt beverages must be in sealed[…]

14.1 Direct Sales and Shipments to Consumers In order to ship wine directly to Massachusetts residents, it is necessary to hold a Direct Wine Shipper License. A Direct Wine Shipper licensee may sell and deliver up to a maximum of twelve (12) cases of wine (nine (9) liters maximum per case) per year directly to residents of Massachusetts who are of legal drinking age. Direct shipments of malt beverages or distilled spirits to Massachusetts residents are not permitted. In order to qualify for a Direct Wine Shipper License application must meet the following criteria: Hold a federal basic permit. Hold a license in any state in the United States to make wine. Hold a license in any state in the[…]

15.16.1 Entertainment of Retailers Licensees are prohibited from giving anything of value to induce any person to persuade or influence any other person to purchase a particular brand or kind of alcoholic beverages, or to refrain from purchasing a particular brand or kind of alcoholic beverages. Licensees are also prohibited from directly or indirectly accepting any such inducement. [MA Regulations, 204 CMR 2.00, Section 2.08.] 15.16.2 Contests/Incentives for Retailers and Their Employees [Reserved.]