BevAlc Roundup | Alabama Home Wine Delivery, ShipCompliant Wine Summit, and Wild Turkey Declares it’s Non-GMO

The latest beverage alcohol industry news includes Alabama home wine delivery, ShipCompliant Wine Summit, and Wild Turkey declares it’s non-GMO. Enjoy!

LegislativeUpdate

Senate Committee Approves Home Wine Delivery Bill | A Senate committee Wednesday approved a bill that would allow Alabamians to have wine shipped directly to their homes. Montgomery Advertiser

Legislative Update: Texas Lawmakers Tackle Taprooms; North Carolina Caves on Cap Increase | Everything is supposedly bigger in Texas, but the state’s lawmakers are considering legislation that would prevent large beer companies from operating taprooms in the state. BevNet

TTB Newsletter | Top news includes information about one aspect of TTB’s policy on using social media to advertise alcohol beverages, an announcement about how to sign up to receive email notifications about the latest underage drinking prevention news from across the federal government, and an announcement about an upcoming CBP trade symposium. TTB

IndustryUp

Do Tastings Rooms Support Market Growth? | Does a tasting room help you grow your brand in distribution? In 2016, 9.4% of sales from small and independent brewers occurred at the brewery—up from 7% in 2015. Brewers Association

The ShipCompliant Wine Summit | This new summit will tackle DtC issues, but we have expanded its scope to cover topics relevant to wineries pursuing the three-tier model, as well. Although the name has changed, the Sovos Global Compliance Series | ShipCompliant Wine Summit will remain a unique opportunity to connect with hundreds of leaders and decision makers in the wine industry. ShipCompliant 

Getting Real About DTC Shipping: Issues Wineries Need to Consider | With direct-to-consumer shipments growing at a record pace last year, expanding the DtC channel should be top of mind for wineries. Watch our recent webinar to learn more about the changing regulations and best practices for wineries looking to exand their DtC shipping. ShipCompliant

JustFun

Wild Turkey: Risky Whiskey or Science Under the Influence? | Brand proudly declares it’s Non-GMO—against the grain of science. Observer

United Airlines Is Facing an Extreme Wine Shortage Because We Drank It All | United’s Polaris product, which includes a selection of both red and white wine flights, is so popular that the airline is now facing a wine shortage in international business class because demand surged by more than 300 percent. Travel + Leisure

Oaky, With Notes Of BS: Why Wine Tasting Struggles To Get It On The Nose | Tasting notes, which are meant to be a helpful guide, might just be creating new confusion for the lay drinker. NPR

5 Sommelier-Approved Beers for Wine Enthusiasts | Get ready to swap your Pinots for pilsners this summer. Tasting Table 

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