Despite weeks of rolling blackouts, fire has come again to California wine country. The Kincade fire has so far burned many thousands of acres, dozens of houses, and several historical buildings at some of the largest wineries in the region. We extend our deepest sympathies to those who have suffered losses, and fervently hope for […]
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BevAlc Roundup | Fire Comes to Wine Country; Day of Action on CBMTRA; Terroir for Spirits
BevAlc Roundup | New York Goes “PRO,” Successfully Managing DtC Sales Over the Holidays, and Winemaking in a Dry Climate
Fall has officially set in here in the Northern Hemisphere, meaning that it’s also officially the busy (well, busier) season for the beverage alcohol industry. While harvests are winding to a close, that just means hectic weeks and months of processing grapes, hops, and other agricultural products lie ahead. And the holiday shopping season is […]
BevAlc Roundup | The Problem With Wine Tariffs, White Claw’s Very Good Summer, and How to Import Alcohol
With September now halfway over (!), we are rapidly moving through the harvest and into the busy holiday shopping season. This can be an extremely hectic time of year, with lots going on, and so we hope you can relax for a little bit and enjoy our Roundup. This week, we look at Florida, which […]
BevAlc Roundup | Amazon’s Liquor “Stores,” Mid-Year DtC Report, and Valuing a Winery
We at ShipCompliant hope you all had a great Labor Day weekend! For our part, we’ve put up our white clothes and are preparing for the busy fall-winter period for the beverage alcohol industry. This is always a hectic time of year, with harvesting running apace leading into the holiday season when consumers look for […]
BevAlc Roundup | Whither DtC Shipping of Alcohol, Wine and Climate Change, and Revamping Nonalcoholic Beer
BevAlc Roundup sharing regulatory news and industry updates.
BevAlc Roundup | California to Increase Licensing Fees, Wine Economic Trends, and Improve Your Wine Descriptions
Now that it’s the middle of July, we can definitively say—it is hot out! Seemingly everywhere in the U.S. has been reporting record temperatures with little respite when the sun goes down. Wherever you are—whether out tending to grapevines or in an office—we hope you’re staying cool and well hydrated. (I think we can all […]
BevAlc Roundup | Industry Urges Permanent Tax Relief, American Single Malt Definition, and We Still Drink What the Romans Did
With only a couple weeks left in the Supreme Court’s 2018-2019 term left, and still no ruling in the Tennessee Wine & Spirits Retailers Ass’n v. Thomas case, a lot of anxious attention is being paid by the beverage alcohol industry. A decision in this case, immediately about residency requirements for liquor retailers but more […]
BevAlc Roundup | Where DtC Shipping of Wine Is Still Not Allowed, the NFL Eases Advertising Restrictions, and American Single Malt
Last week we hosted our annual ShipCompliant by Sovos Wine Summit at the Napa Valley Marriott, which was a rousing success! Thanks so much to everyone who turned out, from our fantastic list of presenters and speakers to our wonderful users and audience. At the conference, we presented on regulatory updates, ways to improve your […]
BevAlc Roundup | California Revamps Sales Tax Rules, What’s Impacting the DtC Market, and Is Climate Change Affecting How Wine Tastes?
We are now a little over a week away from our 2019 ShipCompliant by Sovos Compliance Wine Summit. This annual event, previously known as the DIRECT conference, is one of the highlights of the year for us at ShipCompliant by Sovos, as we are able to connect directly with our users on what is happening […]
Roundup: Oklahoma Distribution, Black Wine Consumers, Climate Change
Oklahoma Distribution Laws Get Contentious, Why Doesn’t The Wine Industry Pursue Black Consumers?, and Climate Change and Wine During this last couple weeks, there came and went the dubious — or at least psuedo — holiday of 4/20, a day based around consuming cannabis (thankfully, alcohol still has almost every other holiday claimed for its […]
BevAlc Roundup | TTB Labeling Comments Period Extended, Record California Grape Crush in 2018, and Be Your AVA’s Champion!
Last week saw the publication of a number of industry and agricultural reports from 2018, including global grape production, California wine crush, and craft beer sales, and we’re happy to say that more-or-less everything looks positive. Even the lower-than-in-the-past growth numbers for craft beer are a sign of continued success, especially when considered against other […]
BevAlc Roundup | Handling Prop 65 Notices, the Fastest Growing Breweries, and What Makes it “Tennessee” Whiskey?
It might seem like a joke, but it’s April already! No matter how much it may feel like 2019 is zipping past, though, we still appreciate taking the time to look around and catch up on everything that’s going on to affect the beverage alcohol industry. For that, we provide the Roundup. This week we […]
BevAlc Roundup | TTB Continues Consignment Sales Investigations, Wine Exports Drop in Last Year, and How to Beat Counterfeit Wines
In the last Roundup, we predicted that the cold winter weather was finally on its way out — and then large parts of the country were hit by intense snow storms! We’ll chalk that up to a coincidence this time, and continue to extend our hopes for a warm, pleasant and imminent spring. Though as […]
BevAlc Roundup | Oregon Set To Impose Wine Labeling Rules, Announcing FedEx’s Hold-at-Locations Services for Wine Shipments, and Whiskey Bottles Don’t Need Corks
This week we look at a bill to expand direct-to-consumer shipping of wine in Kentucky and how the state’s bourbon industry feels left out, the Silicon Valley Bank’s annual direct to consumer survey is open — something we recommend everyone to respond to — and scientists say that today’s beer might be tomorrow’s cannabis products.
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 | 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 […]