Weekly Roundup | 2015 Winegrape Harvest Review, Beer Policy by the Numbers, and a Wholesale Industry Event

Happy Monday! I hope you had time to rest up for the week. Our roundup today consists of the 2015 winegrape harvest review, beer policy by the numbers, and an event announcement for the wholesale industry. Find something interesting I missed? Let me know in the comments. Have a great week!


Update | Clarification of Arizona’s DtC Sales Rules | Here’s a breakdown of the latest in the Direct-to-Consumer regulations in Arizona. ShipCompliant

Illinois Qui Tam Webinar: The Big Takeaway | Many interesting points were brought during this webinar, but we noted a few major takeaways we wanted to highlight. ShipCompliant

FDA Releases Draft Guidance on Menu Labeling | The Food and Drug Administration has released guidelines for complying with the menu labeling rule. Brewers Association

TTB Newsletter | This week, the TTB’s newsletter features the new Deputy Director of ALFD, a request for volunteers for Formulas Online developments, and more! TTB 


AB InBev, SABMiller Reach Agreement on Acquisition | After a lot of ‘will they? won’t they?’ Anheuser-Busch InBev closed one of the biggest deals in U.K. history. Bloomberg

Big Beer’s 5-Point Plan to Crush the Craft Beer Revolution | When the Anheuser-Busch InBev-SABMiller merger is complete, the new company will be responsible for roughly 30% of beer produced worldwide. Time

2015 California Winegrape Harvest: Early, Light, and Exceptional Quality | It’s been a challenging year for California, but the wine remains intact. Wine Institute



Event Announcement | Beverage Alcohol Community Symposium (BACS)| This conference November 12th in New York, NY focuses on the Federal and State challenges the beverage alcohol industry faces when bringing new products to market. ShipCompliant

Craft Beer and Food Pairing Guide | Never doubt your beer/dinner matchup again with this free download. Brewers Association

How to Finance Your Own Vineyard | Things are looking tougher for those hoping to start their own private label. Wall Street Journal

Beer Policy by the Numbers | A breakdown of legislative efforts in the craft beer industry. Brewers Association


Craft-Beer Pairings for Halloween Candy | Trick-or-Treating isn’t just for the kiddos anymore. Craft Beer & Brewing

How Alcohol Has Shaped American History | Check out this excerpt from Susan Cheever’s ‘Drinking in America: Our Secret History.’ Here and Now

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