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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 | Craft Beverage and Modernization Act Part Deux, the Oregon Wine Symposium is a Success, and Zinfandel’s Curious History

For the Roundup this week we look at the slate of beverage alcohol bills before the California legislature in 2019, the DtC Report confirms Nielsen data showing strong growth in Oregon wines, and what the new face of whiskey drinkers is and why it’s a welcome change. In case you haven’t heard, the 2019 DtC […]

The TTB Wants You – To Comment on Labeling and Advertising Rules

The end of 2018 proved to be a moment of flurious activity in the Trade and Tax Bureau (TTB). Last year, after the passage of the Craft Beverage Modernization and Tax Reform Act, the agency had to spend the holiday season tearing through the major tax overhaul, striving to implement rule changes that were set […]

BevAlc Roundup | Agencies Extend Trade Practice Enforcement, How Could a Great 2018 Harvest Affect Prices Ahead, and What’s in a Bubbly Wine?

As 2018 comes to a close, we at ShipCompliant by Sovos want to extend our deepest appreciation to all our clients, partners, and regular readers. We know it is such a privilege for us to be able to work in this industry and interact with so many fantastic people. We have very high hopes for […]

BevAlc Roundup | TTB Crackdown on Consignment Sales, Whither American Whiskey, and the Six Types of American Wine Drinkers

The holiday season can so often end up filled with chaos and stress that it distracts from the reasons we value this time of year — as a chance to reflect on those we love and care about and everything that brings us joy. And so, as we prepare for a period of busy sales […]

TTB Issues Circular Regarding Trade Practice Guidelines

One of the biggest news stories in the beverage alcohol industry over the last year or two has been the intensified enforcement of trade practice violations by the federal Trade and Tax Bureau (TTB). An industry circular posted by the TTB on Friday, November 8, 2018 points to the agency’s current engagement with this trend […]

What’s in a Label? Webinar Recap

It is hardly a revelation to say that brand labels are incredibly important in the sale of beverage alcohol. After all, in an industry with a seemingly endless supply of new SKUs, having a great label is one of the best ways to identify your products and stand out from the crowd. But when it comes […]

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 […]