Weekly Roundup | Arizona DtC Market Expansion, California Wage Hike Implications, and Wine’s Effect on Economy

Happy Monday, everyone! I hope you all had a wonderful weekend and didn’t get too fooled this past Friday. Today’s roundup covers Arizona’s new law enabling the direct-to-consumer shipping market to expand, how California’s wage hike will impact the industry, and the wine industry’s impact on the U.S. economy. As always, if you read something I missed, let me know in the comments!


Wine Institute Applauds Arizona Passage of Expanded Direct-to-Consumer Wine Shipping Bill | Arizona enacted a new law on March 31st enabling the direct-to-consumer wine shipping market to expand considerably. Wine Institute

How Will Wage Hike Affect Wine Industry? | California minimum wage is on the rise and is anticipated to cap out at $15 per hour by the year 2020. How will California wine be impacted? Wines&Vines

TTB Newsletter | This week’s newsletter covers changes in approved alcohol beverage labels and beer ingredients, as well as a list of processes that are not subject to formula requirements. TTB


Califonia’s Wine Industry Leads the Nation in Economic Benefit | The impact of the wine industry on the U.S. economy is tremendous, concerning jobs and sales. Signal SCV

The Acquired Taste of Millenials | Millenials are acquiring a taste for wine in vast number; what can you do to make it onto their palate? ShipCompliant

American Craft Beer Exports Top $116 Million | More good news for the craft beer industry, exports in the U.S. are topping $116 million. Brewers Association


Five Things Distributors Look for in New Suppliers | Navigating the supplier-distributor relationship can be tough. To help out, here’s a list of what to look out for. ShipCompliant

Maine’s Beer-Brewing Industry Triples in Size | The industry is expanding so quickly that beer makers are having to step back and assess the industry and where there is room for improvement. WMTW


The 5 Types of Personal Projects (And How You Can Justify Pursuing Them) | Side projects aren’t a waste of time, as long as you undertake the right ones. 99U

5 Drinks to Help You Get Over a Cold (Or At Least Feel Like It) | It’s been a late flu season this year, but that doesn’t mean you have to suffer. VinePair

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