Weekly Roundup | Ask Me Anything with the TTB, Latest Wine Trends, and Millennial Characteristics to Know

Happy Monday! I hope you enjoyed your first weekend of October! This week our roundup contains an Ask Me Anything event with the TTB, the latest in wine trends, six characteristics of millennials you need to know, and more! I hope you enjoy it, and if I missed something, be sure to let me know in the comments.


TABC Uncovers More Than 1,000 Alcohol Violations | The Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission has increased the number of undercover operations during the 2015 fiscal year, uncovering 1,137 violations. The Spirits Business

TTB Newsletter | This week, the TTB’s newsletter features new qualifications applied to certain COLAs, a press release on a criminal case in which the TTB participated, and more! TTB 

Do You Get Your Wine Shipped from Out-of-State? That May Be About to End. Here’s why.The Arizona liquor department has cracked down on out-of-state wineries that ship to consumers’ homes; more than 100 wineries were fined and warned to cease the shipments. AZ Central


Status Update | DtC Wine Industry | As we begin the process of collecting and analyzing the data for the 2016 report, we wanted to share some of the data we’re seeing, and explore some interesting trends in the industry. ShipCompliant

Anheuser-Busch to Offer $106BN for SAB Miller | This possible merger would give Anheuser InBev control over almost one-third of global beer volumes. International Business Times UK

What Do California’s Wildfires Mean for the 2015 Wine Harvest? | Smoke can seriously damage grapes and vines, even when a vineyard has managed to avoid the flames. Bloomberg

‘First’ Legal Whiskey in Alabama for 100 Years | Legal whiskey production stopped in Alabama in 1915, but not anymore. The Spirits Business


What You Need to Know About the Latest Wine Trend: Orange Wines | This brief guide provides some insight into a new trend. Food52

Infographic | The Great Pumpkin Buzz | Pumpkin beer isn’t a new idea, but it’s blown up in popularity. ShipCompliant

6 Characteristics of Millennial Beer Drinkers You Need to Know | Millennials make up about 25% of the total U.S. population and the entirety of the 21-35 year-old beer drinkers segment. Brewers Association

Ask Me Anything | Get Your Industry Questions Answered! | These online events provide a platform for you to ask featured alcohol specialists those burning questions you have about the industry. ShipCompliant


How Many Grapes Are Inside Your Bottle of Wine? | The number of grapes it takes to make one bottle of wine may surprise you. VinePair

Great Craft Beers That You Should Try | This list contains some favorite picks from the Great American Beer Festival. Fortune

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