BevAlc Roundup | TTB’s Notice No. 164, ShipCompliant EOY Webinar, and the Dr. Frankenstein of Beer


I hope you had a nice Thanksgiving holiday. Today, our roundup includes a TTB notice on proposed rulemaking for the production of wine, ShipCompliant’s EOY Webinar, and the Dr. Frankenstein of beer. If you read something I missed, let me know!




TTB Newsletter | Top stories include rulemaking to expand the list of treating materials authorized for use in the production of wine. TTB


Governor Cuomo Vetoes Empire Wine Bill (Again) | This is the second time in two years that Governor Cuomo has vetoed a bill seeking to amend the state’s alcohol laws to revoke, suspend or cancel a license or permit. Digest


The Price Of Sin May Be Going Up | The Distilled Spirits Council of the United States (DISCUS) is looking for tax parity among all beverage alcohol producers, including cider makers. Forbes


Utah stands virtually alone in rule banning sales of full-strength beer at grocery stores | Utah is part of an ever-shrinking slice of the country that bans full-strength beer at grocery stores. The Denver Post


South Dakota Introduces New Direct Shipper Report | The South Dakota Department of Revenue (DOR) has released a new a version of its Direct Shipment Report which now includes a column for the common carrier tracking number to be included for each shipment. ShipCompliant




Colors: In Alcohol Beverages | There is a lot of information on TTB’s Formulas Online and it can be a bit daunting at first, but once you get used to it, the extra information is quite helpful. Lehrman Beverage Law


DtC Leads Another Month of Industry Growth | Total direct-to-consumer shipments up 35%, U.S. wine sales reach $3.4 billion. Wines & Vines


BACS 2016 Event Recap | The Beverage Alcohol Community convened again this year to share best practices; learn from peers and industry experts; and troubleshoot, problem solve, and collaborate to find a way to solve a common issue – getting their products to market faster while remaining compliant. ShipCompliant


Mass. leads the way for a national crackdown on ‘pay-to-play’ | Federal regulators have struck a record-high settlement from a Massachusetts beer distributor.  Boston Globe


End-of-Year Webinar 2016 | Join us on November 30, 2016 as we provide insight on important topics to prepare you for end-of-year compliance work ahead, including: updates to legislation; changes on the horizon for 2017; best practices for filings; and ShipCompliant updates. ShipCompliant




Is This Man the Dr. Frankenstein of Beer?| In a Belgium lab, one scientist is tweaking a more efficient, super-powered yeast – but brewers are turning their backs. Eater


Napa’s Vanishing Varietals | It isn’t difficult to imagine that a visitor to a Napa Valley tasting room in the late 1970s would see a much different world than exists today. Palate Press


Should This Brewer Cash In on Whiskey’s Popularity? | Boston Beer knows a thing or two when it comes to brewing a beer that’s closer to being a vintage port, an old sherry, or fine cognac. The Motley Fool

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