Weekly Roundup | NY’s Proposed Alcohol Law Changes, Regulations on GA Craft Breweries, and the Lewis-Clark Valley AVA

Happy Monday, everyone! Hope you had a great weekend. Today’s roundup covers recommended changes to New York’s alcohol laws, new regulations surrounding Georgia craft brewers, and details on the TTB’s approval of Lewis-Clark Valley AVA. As always, if you read something I missed, let me know in the comments. Have a great week!


The Empire Strikes Ahead – Recommended Changes to New York’s Alcohol Laws | Governor Andrew Cuomo of New York announced the final report of the Alcohol Beverage Control Law Working Group. ShipCompliant

New Regulations Proposed for Georgia Craft Brewers | The Georgia Department of Revenue has issued new proposed regulations for the state’s growing craft beer industry. WTVY News

TTB Weekly Newsletter | This week’s TTB newsletter covers open feedback for making Formulas Online easier to use and TTB establishes Lewis-Clark Valley viticultural area. TTB


What Does TTB’s Approval of Lewis-Clark Valley AVA Mean For the Grape Growing Region | The new AVA has been seven years in the making and now it’s finally here, but not everyone is happy. Wines&Vines

The Craft Beer Attorney Announces Formation of Non-Profit Alliance of Craft Beer Lawyers Nationwide | In an effort to advance the professionalism of the craft beer industry’s legal representation, the Craft Beer Attorney Coalition (CBAC) are making huge leaps for an alliance. CraftBeer

Oregon Wine Market is More than Pinot Noir | Over the past decade, Oregon has seen massive growth within its wine industry and it’s not slowing down anytime soon. ShipCompliant


Homebrewers Across the U.S. Unite for AHA Big Brew On May 7th | On May 7th, you may hear a loud “clink,” that is because thousands of beer enthusiasts around the world will be simultaneously toasting to National HomeBrew Day. Brewers Association

Wine Industry Toasts Production, Consumption Rise | The global wine trade turns in a healthy performance as wine lovers increase their consumption. Wine-Searcher

Second Annual California Green Medal: Sustainable Winegrowing Leadership Awards Announced | On April 20, in Sacramento, the green medal awards were given to some of the most sustainable winegrowers in California, and here they are. Wine Institute


There Are Rocks Inside Your Wine. Here’s How to Understand Minerality | Geology is the basis of soil composition which dictates how grapevines thrive in a given area. VinePair

‘First’ US Spirits-Infused Ice Cream Launches | In Las Vegas, Nevada, you can now enjoy a White Russian Pecan ice cream cone. The Spirits Business

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