Weekly Roundup| California Sustainability Update, DtC Market Performance, and Trademark Spam Warnings

Happy Monday! We took a pause from the roundup last week to instead bring you the 2016 DtC Wine Shipping Report. We’re back this week with the most important updates from the industry. Today’s roundup includes big news for California vineyard sustainability, an overview of the DtC market performance, and trademark spam warning signs. Hope you find it interesting, and as always, let me know if I missed something!


A Trio of Alcohol Tax Rules Get Amended | These rule changes will provide some relief for smaller producers on their tax obligations, and a significant shift for cider producers. ShipCompliant

CSWA 2015 Report Shows Wide Adoption of Sustainable Winegrowing Practices in California | The California Sustainable Winegrowing Alliance is successfully motivating wineries around the state to adopt and implement sustainable practices. Wine Institute

TTB Newsletter | This week, the TTB Newsletter includes the publication of two American Viticultural Area rule making documents, job openings in the labeling division, and more! TTB


2016 Direct-to-Consumer Wine Shipping Report | New Direct-to-Consumer Wine Shipping Report from ShipCompliant and Wines & Vines Delivers Insight into Details of Winery to Consumer Shipping Channel. ShipCompliant

Predicting the Wine Industry of Tomorrow | It is becoming more clear how the maturing millennial generation will buy and drink wine. This week a panel of experts came together at the Unified Wine & Grape Symposium in Sacramento to bring you a picture of the “industry of tomorrow.” Wine & Vines

Direct-to-Consumer Shipments Near $2 Billion | To think ten years after the Supreme Court opened up the legal passage for DtC wine shipments, the value in this sales channel would nearly reach $2 billion is incredible. Wine & Vines


Don’t Be Fooled by Trademark Spam! | Trademark spam is unavoidable but these warning signs can help you stay on the lookout. BevLog

Event Announcement | 2016 DIRECT Conference | We are excited to share that ShipCompliant’s annual DIRECT Conference will take place June 23-24, 2016. ShipCompliant

Kasich Helped Pass Beer Labeling Law He Vows to Undermine | Ohio Gov. John Kasich promised to end the federal government’s oversight of the nation’s beer labels. Wall Street Journal


12 Ideal Whites and Roses for Cold Weather Drinking | With January at its end and February beginning comes more cold weather. For those of us who enjoy wine on snow days, we have your list. VinePair

Superbowl 50 App Allows Fans to Have Drinks Delivery Right to Their Seats | With the app, fans will be able to quench their thirst without missing a moment of the big game. The Daily Meal

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