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Idaho to allow bonded wine warehouses

March 25, 2020

House Bill 343, which the recently adjourned Legislature passed and Gov. Brad Little signed, allows third parties to own bonded wine warehouses in Idaho. The warehouses would not be allowed to distribute or sell wine. Under the new law, to receive a state license, a warehouse would need a federal permit for a bonded wine cellar "and may be required to post a continuing wine tax bond." That would allow the wine to be shipped to and from the warehouse without being taxed, unless it is removed from bond and delivered to a licensed distributor.