Weekly Roundup | New Year Predictions, 2015 Year-End Review, and Legislative Updates

Season’s Greetings! I hope you had a holly, jolly week. To help you close out the year, we’ve brought you the weekly roundup. This week features predictions for the coming year, a 2015 year-end review, and legislative updates for breweries. I hope you find it interesting and helpful. As always, let me know if there’s something I missed. See you next year!


Massachusetts’s First Annual Direct Wine Shipping Report | Wineries shipping to Massachusetts will soon have to file their first annual shipping report for their DtC sales in the state. ShipCompliant

Big Legislative Wins for Small Breweries | Congress recently passed favorable tax reforms that will significantly benefit small brewers. Brewers Association 

Budget Bill’s Passage Brings Early Christmas Presents to the Beverage Alcohol Industry | This bill included two important provisions that will benefit the beverage alcohol industry at large, and the wine industry in particular. ShipCompliant

TTB Newsletter | This week, the TTB’s newsletter features a tutorial on “Getting Started in a TTB-Regulated Industry” and a list of the top pages for 2015 at TTB.gov. TTB 


The Best of 2015 | Have a look at the best varietal sales, best wine region by bottle price, and other popular stories from the past year! Wines & Vines

Guild Leaders Predict 2016 Trends | What you can (likely) expect for the coming year. Brewers Association

ABI on Craft Shopping Spree; Breckenridge Brewery the Latest | Over the past week, Anheuser-Busch InBev acquired three craft breweries. Beer Business Daily


Top 10 Tips from Wine Entrepreneurs: 2015 Year in Review | Lessons learned from the success stories of the year. Forbes

Can Google Trends Predict Beer Sales? | Bart Watson explores 2015 sales data and Google’s search index. Brewers Association

‘Twas the Night Before Christmas at ShipCompliant | Santa finds himself in a bit of a pickle, but the ShipCompliant team is there to help! ShipCompliant


How to Understand a Beer Geek and Maybe Be One Too | A brief guide to decoding the craft beer lexicon, from Pliny to Untapped. Wall Street Journal 

What to Drink This Week Whether You’re Stuck at the Office or Lounging at Home | Whether destiny’s decided you’re meant to sleep or struggle today, you can decide how to toast your fate. VinePair

16 Champagne Cocktails Perfect for Your New Year’s Eve Celebrations | Have some fun with your champagne toast this New Year’s Eve! Bustle


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