BevAlc Roundup | Special section on California Fires, Craft Beverage Modernization Act, and results from GABF

It’s been a trying couple of weeks many of our clients, partners, and friends out in northern California, and we wish them all safety and a quick recovery. Today, our roundup includes a special section on the fires and where those affected can look for recovery support, but a look at how the Craft Beverage Modernization Act is gaining support and a review of the results of the 2017 Great American Beer Festival.

California Wildfires

California Fire Relief Resources | Guidance on relief resources available from regulatory agencies for those affected by the wildfires. ShipCompliant

Governor Brown Issues Order to Speed Up Wine Recovery Efforts | Gov. Jerry Brown on Wednesday issued an executive order aimed at speeding up recovery efforts in areas devastated by a spate of ferocious wildfires, including Sonoma, Napa and Mendocino counties. Mercury News

Status on 110 Wineries (And Wine Businesses) – Good, Bad, or Gone | Status report on wineries affected by fires; write in to Wine Industry Insight to let the community know how you are doing – don’t rely on rumors. Wine Industry Insight

Legal Hotline Created For Fire Victims | A coalition of private and public legal organizations have created a hotline in an effort to provide legal aide to fire victims across the state. Napa Valley Register

After the Fires, What Will Become of California’s Wine Crop? | The vines that do survive might be tainted. We simply don’t know enough yet. Slate


TTB Newsletter | Top stories include a webinar on submitting domestic malt beverage formulas and a call for volunteers to help develop COLAs Online and Permits Online. TTB

Craft Beverage Modernization and Tax Reform Act Reaches Backing from 51 Senators | Brewers Association, Beer Institute, Distilled Spirits Council of the United States, American Craft Spirits Association, Wine Institute and WineAmerica praise majority support in both House and Senate for Craft Beverage Modernization and Tax Reform Act. Brewer’s Association

Buffett Continues Wholesale War in Texas | A company owned by the Sage of Omaha is still suing for the right to distribute wine. Wine Searcher

Iowa’s Bizarre Booze Laws May Make You A Criminal | Iowa’s personal importation rules highlight the strange divide between spirits and beer and wine in the state. Des Moines Register


Cultivating Diversity and Innovation In the Beverage Workplace | Four experts in their fields give tips on how to get ahead, and raise others up. SevenFifty Daily

It’s All About the Delivery | Delivery services are changing the way we think about wine. Wine Searcher

Americans Are Obsessed with Joining “Wine Clubs” | Americans are falling in love with subscription services, allowing “experts” to pick everything from their clothing to their dinners — and more. New York Post

Clickbait Headlines Blame Millennials For Killing Craft Beer. Are They? | Beer sales are losing ground to wine and spirits, and the growth of craft beer sales is slowing dramatically. VinePair


2017 Great American Beer Festival Medal Winners Analyzed | Annual insights and analysis of GABF winners based on entrant’s geographic spread and styles submitted. Brewer’s Association

3 Wine Harvesting Myths Debunked | Why harvest dates are about more than sugar and acid, hand-harvesting isn’t always best, and more. SevenFifty Daily

Looking For A New Career? What It Takes To Be A Competitive Wine Taster | When it comes to the heady world of wine tasting competitions, coming from a great wine producing country can be a disadvantage. The Telegraph

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