This week in the roundup, support to make permanent reduced federal tax rates for alcohol producers gains support in the Senate, Gallup finds wine and liquor tied in popularity behind beer, and new devices can better predict wine grapes are ripe for picking. In case you haven’t heard, the 2019 Direct-to-Consumer Wine Shipping Report is […]
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BevAlc Roundup | Texas to Audit DtC Wine Shippers, Climate Change and Wine, and Making Whisky in a Day
TTB Announces Real and Potential Regulatory Relief
During a week when most of us were busy with hot dogs and fireworks, the Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) issued two announcements that could prove to bring real benefit to the beverage alcohol industry. Removal of Standard of Fill First, on July 1, the TTB issued a press release announcing a deregulatory proposal that […]
What the Tennessee Wine & Spirits Ruling Means for DtC Wine Shipping
Supreme Court Rules Against Tennessee’s Discriminatory Residency Requirements After months of waiting by the beverage alcohol industry, the United States Supreme Court published its ruling in Tennessee Wine & Spirits Retailers Ass’n v. Thomas on June 26, 2019. The 7-2 opinion, written by Justice Samuel Alito, clearly and definitively struck down a rule in Tennessee […]
BevAlc Roundup | ADA Compliance for Winery Websites, Pabst and MillerCoors Clash, and Southern Oregon Wineries Blend Tradition and Modernization
For the second year in a row, this season — the post-harvest and pre-holiday time — is being marked by devastating wildfires in both North and South California. While this year’s conflagrations have not directly affected wine country as last year’s did, the fires’ toll does not occur in isolation. Everyone is impacted when communities […]
BevAlc Roundup | A DtC Initiative in New Jersey, Brewers Say They’re Preparing for Climate Change, and New Grape Varieties Found in Chile
Happy Halloween! We hope that everyone celebrates the fall season — the colorful leaves, the harvest, the night of spooks and treats — festively and safely. While you’re at it, why not also celebrate with the Roundup? This week we report on a tax change occuring in Colorado that may affect wineries shipping DtC into […]
BevAlc Roundup | Guidance for Importers claiming tax refunds, the California grape harvest begins, and the oldest physical traces of beer is found.
Before we get to this week’s Roundup, we want to give a quick shout of support for everyone out there dealing with the wildfires raging across the West. Last year was a terrible year for fires, and by all accounts this year has been no better so far. We give our fervent hopes that the […]
BevAlc Roundup | WSWA announces its position on marijuana, tasting room sales support sales in wine stores, and hybrid grapes are a growing trend
Summer is now in full swing and things are getting quite hot! So why not cool down a bit with the BevAlc Roundup? This week we look at an interesting recent First Amendment case out of Missouri and what its impact on other challenges to beverage alcohol regulations could be, Tom Wark cautions wineries to […]
BevAlc Roundup | Tariffs on whiskey come into effect, big beer loses market share, and why you should cheers the 4th with a glass of Madeira.
We all hope you enjoyed a fun and safe Fourth of July holiday last week! These hot summer days are typically a quieter time, but this week’s Roundup is rather busy, looking at the ill-effects a hotting up trade war will have on the beverage alcohol industry, why now is the best time to revamp […]
BevAlc Roundup | Tariffs affect the industry, TTB levies its heaviest fine ever, and are regulations hampering the adoption of new technology?
We held our annual Wine Summit event on May 31, at the Napa Valley Marriott. The Summit was once again a fabulous occasion, full of regulatory updates, looks at market trends, and tips and tricks to improve DtC and three-tier sales. If you missed it, or just want to refresh your memory, read our follow-up […]
BevAlc Roundup: First National Economic Impact Study of the American Wine Industry, Licensing Dilemma, and Small Brewery Taprooms
In today’s roundup, we take a look at the first national economic impact study of the American wine industry, the licensing dilemma, and the large impact that small brewery taprooms are having on direct-to-consumer sales.
BevAlc Roundup | NAFTA Talks: U.S. Wants Changes To How Canada Sells Wine, Common Carriers Are Requiring Proof of DtC Licenses, and Craft Beer Inspired Candles
Today’s roundup covers US wants changes to the way Canada sells wine, common carriers respond to state scrutiny by requiring proof of DtC licenses, and craft beer inspired candles. Enjoy! ! Georgia Will Soon Join the Rest of the U.S. By Allowing Producers to Sell On Premises | On September 1, 2017, SB 85 will go […]
Georgia Will Soon Join the Rest of the U.S. By Allowing Producers to Sell On Premises
On September 1, 2017, lovers of craft beer and spirits in Georgia will have something to toast. That’s the day that SB 85 will go into effect, permitting licensed breweries and distilleries in the state to sell to consumers directly from their premises. Under the soon-to-be-implemented rules (details from the state can be found here), […]