BevAlc Roundup | Tequila to get U.S. Certification Mark, 2016 DTC Wine Shipments Reach $2.3 billion, and Shifting Trends in the Beer Industry

 

Today, our roundup includes Tequila to get U.S. certification mark,  2016 DTC wine shipments reach $2.3 billion, and shifting trends in the beer industry. I hope you enjoy!

 

LegislativeUpdate

 

TTB Newsletter | The TTB revamped their alcohol beverage formula home page, Stephen Robey has been appointed to head the alcohol beverage formula office, and TTB is issuing a reminder to use the correct address when mailing forms to TTB. TTB

Tequila to Get Certification Mark in U.S. | Mexico’s Consejo Regulador del Tequila (DRT), or the Tequila Regulatory Council, has won the right to register ‘Tequila’ as a certification mark in the US.  The Spirits Business

Craft breweries eye repeal of distribution cap law | Craft breweries across North Carolina are hoping legislators repeal one law this session which threatens their businesses. WNCT

Proposed new alcohol, marijuana laws sure to draw a fight at Colorado State Capitol | Two products that are all about chilling out, liquor and pot, make a lot of people uptight at the Capitol. The Gazette

Massachusetts Treasurer sets sights on alcohol reforms | Treasurer Deb Goldberg on her own volition established a seven-member advisory task force to look into the wide range of post-prohibition regulations and laws governing the alcohol industry in Massachusetts. WWLP

United States Challenges Canadian Trade Measures That Discriminate Against U.S. Wine | Announcement from the US Trade Representative on a challenge to discriminatory trade practices limiting access of American wines in Canadian grocery stores. USTR

 

IndustryUp

 

There’s something brewing in the Walmart beer aisle, but you can’t call it ‘craft’ | One of the biggest beer developments of the past 12 months is this: Walmart now sells its own “craft” beer. Washington Post

How the Government is Saving Craft Alcohol | The American alcohol market is just plain booming, and it’s not slowing down. Vinepair

2016 U.S. Wine Sales Give UPS And FedEx Reason To Smile | Nearly 4% of U.S. wine sales in 2016 ($2.33 billion) was sold by and delivered from wine producers direct to consumers (DtC). Forbes

Shifting Trends in the Beer Industry | Join Sovos ShipCompliant’s upcoming webinar with Bart Watson, Chief Economist of the Brewers Association. ShipCompliant

 

JustFun

 

This bag of chips can sense if you’ve been drinking and call you an Uber | Tostitos is launching a special-edition version of its packaging with a built-in sensor that can detect trace levels of alcohol in your breath. Mashable

The rise of the incredible, edible IPA | From tacos to milkshakes, food flavors are being cooked into an unlikely beer style: the India pale ale. Draft

You Just Keep Coming, And Coming, And Coming To Kentucky For Bourbon | Another year, another record turn out of combined visitors at the Kentucky Bourbon Trail and the unaffiliated Buffalo Trace Distillery. The Whiskey Wash

From fermented rice to mind altering corn beer: Researchers reveal the 9,000 year old history of humans and alcohol | Researchers have found that humans have had a long history of consuming alcohol – with the earliest proof of an alcoholic beverage dating back to Northern China 9,000 years ago. Daily Mail

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