Weekly Roundup | Illinois Update, Impact of Legal Marijuana on Alcohol Sales, and a Prohibition History Lesson

Happy September! I hope you had a great Labor Day Weekend and got to soak up some of the last bit of summer. This week, we’re sharing the latest update from Illinois, alcohol sales’ response to legalized marijuana, and a history lesson from the prohibition era. If you read something interesting I missed, be sure to share it in the comments. Have a great week!

LegislativeUpdate

Illinois Update| Attorney General Announces New Relief in Shipping Tax Cases, but Wineries Must Act Fast | Wineries facing a lawsuit for failing to collect shipping taxes may have another means of relief according to a recent announcement by the Illinois Attorney General (AG). ShipCompliant

TTB Newsletter | This newsletter includes the release of 4.2 of Permits Online, updates on password change process for COLAs, and more! TTB 

Sazerac Says ‘Double Barreled’ Cannot be Coined | Sazerac has moved to throw out a lawsuit that claims the term ‘double-barreled’ is a protected trademark, arguing one company ‘cannot possibly’ trademark the phrase. The Spirits Business

IndustryUp

Sovos Compliance Purchases WineDirect Compliance and Strengthens Partnership | We have taken over the operation of the WineDirect Compliance platform, and clients that are currently using it either directly, or through a subscription to Vin65 Plus can continue to use the tool without interruption. ShipCompliant

Alcohol Sales Get Higher After Weed Legalization Contrary to Industry FearsAlcohol businesses are seeing ‘phenomenal growth’ alongside marijuana industry in Colorado, dispelling concerns that consumers prefer pot over boozeThe Guardian

DontMissOut

DtC Wine Case Study: ROI of Using ShipCompliant | This interview with Ernie Veniegas of Grgich Hills provides a user-perspective of the ShipCompliant product. DtC Wine Workshops

Mid-Year 2015 Beer Category and Craft Beer Review | This review of craft beer’s performance covers the first of the year through the July 4 holiday period. Brewers Association

Do You Live in Beer Country or Wine Country? These Maps Will Tell You | These maps show every brewery and winery in America. Washington Post

JustFun

Meet the Crew | Taylor Hannegan, Client Services Guru | Go behind-the-scenes with our team member, Taylor. ShipCompliant

Ingenious Brick Helped Wine Industry Survive Prohibition. During prohibition, vintners sold ‘wine bricks’ rather than wine. Smithsonian

 

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