Weekly Roundup | Social Media Advertising, Latest on Palcohol, and More Illinois Updates

I hope your weekend was excellent! This week, we’re sharing the TTB’s guidance on social media advertisement, the latest legislative update on Palcohol, and more updates for the qui tam cases in Illinois. If you read something interesting I missed, be sure to share it in the comments. Have a great week!

LegislativeUpdate

Illinois Update| Promising News for Qui Tam Cases | A recent decision by an Illinois Cook County Circuit Court judge signals a positive move in the ongoing saga of qui tam False Claim cases in Chicago brought by attorney Stephen B. Diamond, which have been plaguing wineries. ShipCompliant

TTB Newsletter | This newsletter includes guidance on using social media to advertise alcohol beverages, a call for applicants for the Fall 2015 Chemist Certification Program, and more! TTB 

New Hampshire Announces It Won’t Permit Palcohol Sales | New Hampshire’s Liquor Commission just released its latest rules for powdered alcohol (Palcohol) sales in New Hampshire. Beverage Alcohol Community

IndustryUp

Gov. Brown Declares State of Emergency for 50,000-Acre Valley Fire | Lake and Napa counties are in a state of emergency, forcing thousands to evacuate. ABC 7 

Beer Industry Growth Means More Product Diversity for Consumers | The amount of product diversity in the craft beer industry has absolutely exploded. ShipCompliant

Alcohol … Is the Pendulum Swinging? | Higher percentages of alcohol by volume has been the trend, but that’s changing. Huffington Post

DontMissOut

The Law of Handmade | This PDF provides an overview of the term ‘handmade’ in the beverage alcohol industry. BevLog

Brewers Association Launches Free Online Brewery Safety Training | This 10-part video training focuses on the specific tasks that are performed in breweries. Brewers Association

Traditional Beer Companies are Copying Craft Brewers, but the Wine Industry Isn’t Interested | What can the wine industry learn from the craft beer industry. Recordnet

JustFun

Space Whisky Really Does Taste Different, Report Finds | Just how good is that single malt in zero-gravity conditions? Eater

NFL’s Oldest Cornerback Says ‘Key’ to Success is Red Wine | Viking’s cornerback Terence Newman on red wine: “Get it in your veins, baby. Keeps you strong.” VinePair

 

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