BevAlc Roundup | DOJ’s Final Judgement on the SABMiller Acquisition, Changes in Pennsylvania and Iowa, Music Licensing for Wineries

After a short summer vacation, our Beverage Alcohol Roundup is back! In this issue, we distill the recent DOJ Final Judgement on the SABMiller acquisition, Pennsylvania opens up DtC, and Iowa looks at ways to support growth of their beverage alcohol industries. We hope you find these articles useful. If you read something I missed, please let me know.


News from Pennsylvania | Liquor Control Board Now Accepting Requests for Wine
Expanded Permits, License Conversions, Casino Liquor Licenses, Direct Wine Shipper Licenses   The Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board

TTB Weekly Newsletter | This week’s TTB newsletter covers the Permits Online Tutorial, FDA’s new nutrition facts label, and more. TTB

Iowa Governor Orders Review of State’s Alcohol Laws | A working group will look at the existing laws and make recommendations for changes that could better position Iowa for growth in the cottage industries of wine-making, brewing and distilling. Office of the Governor of Iowa


Multicultural Consumers Hold Key to Alcoholic Beverage Industry | Overall, estimated expenditures for both African-Americans and Asian-Americans in the alcoholic beverage space (up 6.6 percent and 10.2 percent, respectively) eclipse the category rate (up 3.7 percent) by several points. ConvenienceStore News

Wineries Welcome DOJ Ruling on Music Licensing | This is an important decision for wineries who purchase a “blanket license” in order to play music at their venue. WineAmerica

Beer Institute Announces Voluntary Disclosure | The initiative asks that its members disclose (no later than the end of 2020) calorie, carbohydrate, protein, fat, and alcohol by volume information on all labels in the form of a Serving Facts statement. Brewers Association


Wine-Lister uncorks data-based fine wine analytics | Ella Lister explains her company’s ratings system and the genesis of analyzing wines via data-based ratings.  Bloomberg

DOJ Paves the Way For AB InBev Acquisition of SABMiller | The Final Judgement and Competitive Impact Statement are both are wonky and full of legalese. So to briefly sum up, here are the key provisions of the Final Judgment. ShipCompliant Blog


A Day on the Trail | A Conversation and photo tour of the distillery, with Joe Heron of Copper & Kings American Brandy. Distillery Trail

Great Pumpkin Shortage | Brewers struggle to find pumpkin for this year’s fall brews. DRAFT

SMWS Matches Whisky and Personality Types | Scotch Malt Whisky Society partners with psychologists to create Flavour Behaviour Test to find your perfect whisky type. The Spirits Business

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