BevAlc Roundup | TTB provides excise tax reporting fixes for wineries, our review of this year’s Craft Brewers Conference, and how to succeed with canned wine

This is it! It’s the week of the annual GCS: Wine Summit! If you’re going to be in the Napa area on May 31, time’s almost up to register! If you can’t make it, rest assured that we’ll be writing extensively about all the great insights and stories that came up in the panels, which will show up soon on the Roundup.

For this week’s Roundup, the TTB has published important information for beverage alcohol producers around the use of hemp in their products along with a new circular on fixes to the Craft Beverage Modernization and Tax Reform Act for wineries storing their untaxpaid wine off of their premises. We then have the U.S. taking action against Canada in the WTO, new menu labeling rules that affect the bev alc industry, Silicon Valley Bank recently held a videocast with amazing insights into the DtC wine market, and why hybrid craft breweries and distilleries are more and more common.

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ShipCompliant Events

GCS: Wine Summit, our annual wine industry conference is happening this week! This year, we’ll be hosting the event at the Napa Valley Marriott on May 31, with panels on the state of DtC wine sales and how to expand your three-tier distribution footprint. Sign up here!

GCS: Wine Summit: Speakers, Sessions, and Keynotes | A preview of what you can anticipate at the upcoming GCS: Wine Summit. Register today!


TTB Newsletter | Top stories include a new FAQ regarding TTB’s policy around use of hemp and updated FAQs related to fixes to the CBMTRA for wineries. TTB

IMPORTANT: TTB Industry Circular: 2018-1A | Alternate procedure for a wine producer to tax determine and tax pay wine of its production that is stored untaxpaid at a Bonded Wine Cellar. TTB

Wine Institute Commends U.S. Government’s Efforts To Improve Market Access In Canada | Wine Institute applauds today’s announcement that the U.S. government has required a formal World Trade Organization dispute settlement panel against Canada to ensure that U.S. wines have equal access to British Columbia grocery stores shelves. Wine Institute

How New FDA Menu Labeling Rules May Affect Beverage Alcohol Suppliers | Starting May 7, 2018, certain restaurants and similar food service providers need to comply with new menu labeling requirements designed to provide nutritional information to customers. ShipCompliant

Direct Shipping Shenanigans, Delaware Edition | HB 165 could open Delaware up to DtC sales, that is, unless a clause prohibiting DtC sales of wines already sold by retailers in the state doesn’t stymie things. Tablas Creek Blog

Lessons From The New Hampshire Wine Shipping Debacle | A few interesting things came out in the course of all the flurry and action over the Commission’s attempt to end retailer shipping. NAWR


Opportunities and Challenges Stand Out At This Year’s Craft Brewers Conference | Nearly 15,000 brewers, their suppliers, and other industry members got together amid honky tonks and BBQ joints to talk beer and learn more about what challenges the craft beer industry face. ShipCompliant

Secrets For Growing Direct-to-Consumer Wines Sales 2018 Videocast | On May 16, 2018, SVB’s Wine Division hosted a live videocast discussion of trends in direct-to-consumer wine sales based upon findings from a survey of more than 800 responses. SVB

Can Do Attitude: Avoiding Pitfalls With Canned Wine | Winemakers discuss tips and best practices for packaging wine in the new format.

Grape And Wine Council Gets Expanded Mission | New name reflects addition of craft beverages. Traverse City Record Eagle


The Millennial Wine Smell Test: Do Grapes Matter | Young drinkers may not care what varieties are in their beverage. Wine Spectator

The Rise of Brewery-Distillery Hybrids | As craft distilling continues to surge, some breweries are looking to spirits to boost their bottom line. SevenFifty Daily

The World’s Most Wanted Napa Wines | Think you know Napa’s most sought-after wines? Actually, you probably do.

Is It Whisky Or Whiskey And Why It Matters | There are any number of theories to explain the alternative spelling of whiskies. The reality, however, is far more complex. Forbes


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