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 […]
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BevAlc Roundup | New York Goes “PRO,” Successfully Managing DtC Sales Over the Holidays, and Winemaking in a Dry Climate
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 […]
Out-of-State Wine Shipping Options Expand in Florida
As of August 1, 2019 out-of-state retailers could begin shipping wine direct-to-consumer (DtC) to Florida residents. This follows a recent determination by the Florida Department of Alcoholic Beverages and Tobacco (DABT) that extends to retailers a past court ruling that overturned Florida’s ban out-of-state wineries from shipping DtC to Florida residents. The past ruling, Bainbridge, […]
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 […]
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 | 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 […]
Connecticut Will Permit Direct Shipping of Wine by Retailers in July
Beginning July 1, 2019, Connecticut will become the latest state to permit the direct-to-consumer (DtC) shipping of wine by out-of-state retailers. Governor Ned Lamont signed SB 647 on June 5. The new law amended many provisions of the state’s alcohol statutes, including the current rules for wineries’ DtC shipments of wine, which now include language […]
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 […]