Weekly Roundup | 2015 Legislative Issues, ABV Trends in Wine, and Tips to Build Brewpub Loyalty

I hope you had a delightful and restful weekend. To jump-start your week, check out this news roundup. This edition contains updates on some of 2015’s wine legislative issues, trends in wine ABV, and tips to build brewpub loyalty. Read something useful I missed? Let me know in the comments. Enjoy your Monday!


Illinois Update: Wine Institute Files Suit, Attorney General Creates Settlement Formula | Check out the latest in the ongoing saga around tax on shipping charges in Illinois. ShipCompliant

2015 Federal and State Issues in the Wine Industry Webinar Recording | We hosted a webinar with WineAmerica to provide updates on the most pressing legislative issues in the wine industry. ShipCompliant

TTB Weekly News | This week’s newsletter includes the latest version of Formulas Online, two AVA rulemaking documents, USDA proposed updates to the National Organic Program, and more! TTB


Ciders: The Next Big Thing? |The direct-to-consumer wine market is booming, the craft beer industry has exploded in growth, and somehow there’s room for another beverage alcohol type to gain steam — cider. ShipCompliant

California Wildfires Threaten to Make Local Wine ‘Unpalatable’ |Multibillion-dollar industry at risk as state grapples with tens of thousands of acres of fire whose smoke could ‘infuse’ grape skin. The Guardian

Here’s How Massive the American Beer Industry has Become |Thanks in part to the craft beer boom, the beer industry has a bigger economic impact than that of wine or video games, studies show. Fortune

Wine: Why Low-Alcohol Wine is Here to Stay | Worldwide, winemakers are looking to reduce the ABV in their wines, and it’s a trend that looks set to affect the way we all drink in the future. The Guardian


Larger than Life: Profiling Parker |Robert Parker has been the most influential man in the wine industry for over 30 years, and in this exclusive interview, he pulls no punches when it comes to Bordeaux, blind tasting, and perfect scores.  The Drinks Business

Creating a Community: Build a Brewpub Loyalty Program | This guide helps you build the brand loyalty needed for success in the craft beer industry. Brewers Association

Infographic: The Recipe for a Successful Booze Brand | This helpful guide provides some insights into where consumers get their most trusted recommendations. AdWeek


6 Great Apps for Craft Beer Lovers | Check out the latest apps to help you hunt down that rare beer or keep up with the favorites. Fortune

Most Overused Wine Quotes and Memes Revealed | This list contains the most over-used wine memes out there. ‘Cuz life is too short to repeat yourself. The Drinks Business




  1. Martha Welshans

    Are you working on a POS system that would better integrate compliance and other winery internal inventory databases than currently exists?
    The POS systems I’m familiar with are clumsy on the front, customer-facing side. But CFOs love the fancy graphs on the back end.


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