I hope you had a fantastic and fulfilling weekend. Our news roundup is here to jumpstart your week. This edition features wine at Starbucks, confessions of a spirits retailer, and your social media guide for Twitter. Come across something interesting I missed? Let me know in the comments. Have a great week!
TTB Newsletter | This newsletter features an announcement about a new grape variety approved for use on American wine labels, recent TTB enforcement action, and more. TTB
Does This Look Like a Bud? | Anheuser-Busch is the King of Beer, but does that mean there shouldn’t be a Queen? BevLaw Blog
Constellation Brands Creates Investment Arm, Invests in Crafthouse Cocktails | Constellation Ventures will invest in new liquor, beer, and wine companies. Wall Street Journal
One-Hour Liquor Delivery? Good Luck, Amazon. It’s Harder Than You Think, Drizly CEO Says | Amazon wants to get you that six-pack in under an hour. Business Journal
‘Evenings’ at Starbucks: Coffee Shop to Sell Wine, Craft Beer, Small Plates | Starbucks is speeding up its efforts to sell wine and craft be in its U.S. stores. USA TODAY
Trouble Brewing for Colorado’s Billion-Dollar Craft Beer Industry | Industry members wary of legislation and possible changes to the distribution network. Denver Post
Your Guide to Entering the Direct-to-Consumer Wine Industry | We provide your how-to guide for entering or expanding in the DtC market. ShipCompliant
Confessions of a Spirits Retailer: PLCB | Insight into the world of regulated spirits sales from a merchandising and pricing coordinator. The Spirits Business
Pernod Ricard Launches Social Media Guide | This free guide was created to help drink retailers capitalize on the sales potential offered by social media. The Spirits Business
World’s Top Airport Bars |Hello, Dubai! Keep this list in mind next time you’re traveling. The Spirits Business
Aurora Brewery Introducing Marijuana-Infused Beer | This brewery is testing the limits by making beer with marijuana.