Weekly Roundup | Year-End Review for Breweries, Global Warming’s Implications for Wine, and the Future of Wine Drinkers

Greetings! I hope you had a lovely weekend full of pre-holiday festivities. This week, our news roundup features a year-end review for breweries, implications of global warming on wine, and predictions for ‘next-gen’ wine drinkers. I hope you find it interesting and helpful. As always, let me know if there’s something I missed. Have a great week!

LegislativeUpdate

Montogomery County Liquor Monopoly May Be Facing Last Call | Maryland voters are asked to decide whether establishments that sell alcohol should be allowed to bypass the liquor control department to buy directly from private distributors. Washington Post

Guest Post | COLAs Provide Scant Protection from Class Action Claims | With recent updates in the Tito’s Vodka class action lawsuits, there are some important implications to note for the industry. ShipCompliant

TTB Newsletter | This week, the TTB’s newsletter features helpful hints for preparing the TTB excise tax return, two FDA final rules implementing FSMA, and more! TTB 

IndustryUp

Regular US Wine Drinkers to Reach over 100m by 2025 | ‘Next-Gen’ consumers are set to swell the number of regular wine drinkers in the U.S. to well over 100m over the next decade. Decanter

The Year in Beer: U.S. Brewery Count Reaches All-Time High of 4,144 | A year-end review of the beer industry. Brewers Association

The Top Wine Stories of 2015 | It’s been an interesting year in the wine world. Fermentation

DontMissOut

Regional NCSLA Event in Baltimore Delivers ‘Perspectives in Alcohol’ | Patrick Barratt, Wholesale Product Manager, provides an overview of the NCSLA fall event! ShipCompliant

‘Winery PR in a Pay-to-Play World’ featuring Carl Giavanti | Check out this webinar recording for public relations and media outreach best practices for your winery. DtC Wine Workshops

A New Delivery Service Gives Beer Geeks Their Monthly Fix | A new Seattle-based startup is providing a new distribution channel for some breweries. Bloomberg Business

Climate Change May Change the Global Wine Map | What we know for sure is that wine we’ll drink in 2050 won’t be the same as we drink today. Huffington Post

JustFun

Top 10 Prohibition-Inspired Cocktails | The 82nd anniversary of Repeal Day took place on December 5th. Celebrate with these delightfully festive cocktails! The Spirits Business

7 Things You Didn’t Know about Egg Nog | In Costa Rica, they drink Rompope, which is made with egg yolks. milk, vanilla, rum, or whiskey! VinePair

8 Gifts Made from Beer: For the Beer Lover Who Has Everything | IPA lip balm, anyone? Paste Magazine

 

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