To help celebrate Women’s History Month, and International Women’s Day on March 8, the Roundup this week has a special selection of articles showcasing the past, present, and future of women in the beverage alcohol industry. Additional coverage includes hot takes on ongoing problems with the recent tax bill and potential shakeups at the TTB, plus SVB’s Rob McMillan predicts the next ten years for the wine industry, and an indictment of American beer tastes.
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Celebrating Women of Beverage Alcohol
Women of the Wine & Spirits Celebrates Women’s History Month | Women of the Vine & Spirits is changing the face of the alcohol industry, creating a movement to empower and advance women. Women of the Vine & Spirits
4 Women Who Shaped The History Of Whisky | The influence and legacy of women who managed to succeed in what has traditionally been a man’s world has left a lasting impression in the whisky we get to drink. Forbes
Meet The Next Generation Of Women In Wine | Consider that in 2017, for the first time, more women than men were enrolled in the viticulture and enology program at University of California, Davis — both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Food and Wine
How Can We Create More Diverse And Inclusive Workplaces? | Leaders from across the beverage alcohol industry –and beyond — share strategic frameworks, fresh ideas, and actionable tips for effecting change. SevenFifty Daily
Troubling Implications Of The New Wine Tax Law | While the Act created new tax credits that were meant to benefit all wineries large and small, it’s now clear that it falls short of its promise due to its poor drafting and hasty implementation. ShipCompliant Guest Post
ATF And TTB: Is Another Divorce On The Horizon? What’s Going On With The Agency? | The Fiscal year 2019 proposed budget foreshadows a possible second divorce for ATF and TTB that could alter the culture of TTB. Hinman & Carmichael — Booze Rules
The Four Pillars of Modern Alcohol Regulatory Reform | The current alcohol regulatory system is in need of new foundational ideas and philosophies that account for nearly a century of change in the alcohol marketplace, the economy, technology and consumer expectations. Fermentation
Canadian Supreme Court Deliberating Wine Case | Nation’s top court deliberating on case that centers on interprovincial wine shipments. Wines & Vines
Napa County To Vote On New Vineyard Curbs | Napa County voters will go to the polls on June 5 to decide whether to curtail new vineyard development by providing greater protection to watersheds and oak woodlands. Press Democrat
Regulators Investigate Napa, Sonoma Wineries and Distributors For Illegal Trade Practices | Federal and state agents visited more than 30 wine-related businesses in Napa and Sonoma counties last week as part of a probe into consignment sales. Press Democrat
What Will The Wine Business Look Like in 2028? | In 10 years, the wine business won’t look anything like it does today, so clubs and direct sales will also evolve. SVB on Wine
Data Consortium Demonstrates Power of Big Data For Unlocking DTC Potential, Boosting Sales | A startup is showing how winery customer lists can be combined with large data sets that can then be analyzed computationally to reveal patterns, trends, and associations about human behavior. Wine Business
NJ Brewer’s Association Breaks Its Silence Ten Days After Founding Members Secretly Form A New Group | For only the second time in memory, craft brewers within one state would have two statewide associations to represent their interests. Forbes
Wine And Spirits, It’s Time To Catch Up To E-Commerce | To make real strides, leaders must understand the challenges that have impeded a flourishing e-commerce marketplace for wine and spirits providers, where the market stands now and how to get ahead of the curve. Food Dive
Can Wine Transform China’s Countryside? | Ningzia’s wineries have been winning awards, but they are also part of Beijing’s new vision for rural life. New Yorker
Why Bland American Beer Is Here To Stay | Although craft beer has experienced explosive market growth over the past 25 years, the vast majority of American still don’t drink it. The Conversation
The TTB Gets A Master Of Wine | Caroline Hermann, the bureau’s import-export program manager for wine, beer, and spirits, recently earned the prestigious Master of Wine title. SevenFifty Daily