Weekly Roundup | New Colorado Sales Tax Law, Connecticut Ends UNIMERC Requirement, and the ‘Next Napa’

Happy Monday everyone! To kick off the first full week of March, we have the latest industry updates, including changes in Colorado’s sales tax reporting, an end to Connecticut’s UNIMERC requirement, and the growth of a new wine region that has been dubbed the ‘Next Napa’. As always, let me know if I missed anything!

LegislativeUpdate

New Colorado Sales Tax Reporting Requirements Could Affect Wineries | Colorado is requiring notification and reporting for businesses that do not collect sales taxes in Colorado. ShipCompliant

Connecticut Announces End of UNIMERC Requirement | Good news for alcohol beverage compliance, Connecticut has ended their UNIMERC requirement. ShipCompliant

TTB Newsletter | Anheuser-Busch pays TTB settlement for violations, TTB publishes two viticultural area rules, and regulations surrounding organic labeling. TTB

IndustryUp

Growers Warm to Climate-Change Scenarios | Trends in warming climates are making British Columbia prime Chardonnay-growing territory. Wines&Vines

The ‘Next Napa’: Baja’s Valle de Guadalupe Wines Are Ripe for Success | Poor brand awareness, low-quality boutique bottling, and an erratic distribution system has hindered Baja’s growth for years, but that is all about to change. Los Angeles Times

WSU Wants Wine Industry To Know It Can Help | Washington State University researchers have data that helps growers pinpoint when to implement frost-prevention measures in the early spring. YakimaHerald

DontMissOut

Home Beer Delivery: Will it Be Disruptive? | In light of the growing market for product delivery via smartphones, the beer industry is setting their sights on beer delivery apps. Beer Business Daily

Nike Executive Recommends Innovation in Winemaking | Nike’s Vice President of Global Sales challenges winemakers at the Innovation + Quality conference to become more innovative in their wine recipes. Wines&Vines

JustFun

Survey: How The Next Generation of Drinkers Feel About White Wine | VinePair brings you an infographic breakdown of what the next generation of drinkers think about white wine. VinePair

9 Things You Don’t Know About IPA | No, the high alcohol content in IPA has nothing to do with the long journey from England to India. VinePair

 

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