Weekly Roundup | Protection Against Proposition 65, Washington Wine Growth, and April Wine Sales

Happy Monday, everyone! Hope you had a great weekend. Today’s roundup covers information on California’s proposition 65 BPA lawsuits, an overview of Washington’s wine market, and details about April wine sales growth. As always, if you read something I missed, let me know in the comments. Have a great week!

LegislativeUpdate

Brewers Association Protection Against California Proposition 65 BPA Lawsuits | The Brewers Association reached an agreement with the state to fund, print, and send warning signage to 88,000 retailers in California. Brewers Association

TTB Weekly Newsletter | This week’s TTB Newsletter covers an announcement of two new grape varieties approved for use on American wine labels and details on proposed information collections. TTB

IndustryUp

Overview of the 2015 Washington Wine Market | Home to more than 890 wineries, Washington state is holding its own in the DtC market. ShipCompliant

The Growth of On-Site Beer Sales in 2015 | On-site beer sales are much higher than anticipated across all categories including microbreweries and brewpubs. Brewers Association

Wine Sales Spring Higher in April | Total sales, off-premise, and DtC shipments experienced solid gains during the past month – up more than 6%, 5%, 9% respectively. Wines&Vines

DontMissOut

Imagine a Get-Out-of-Jail-Free Card for Wineries and Retailers | What would the American wine Marketplace look like without a state mandating use of a middle tier? Fermentation Blog

United Summer of Budweiser | Budweiser is overflowing their labels with patriotic hues and cries as a strategic marketing plan. Bevlog

Independent Craft Brewers Unite to Create the Biggest Small Beer Ever Made | This is done as a celebration of American Craft Beer Week. Brewers Association

JustFun

Yes, Millennials Will Embrace Napa, Bordeaux, and Burgundy Wine | Most millennials do not yet have the coin to spoil in Burgundy, Bordeaux, and Napa wine, but give them time and they will embrace luxury. Fermentation Blog

Just How Many Acres of Grapes Have Been Planted in California? | In April, the California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) released its annual “Grape Acreage Summary Report.” Growing Produce

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