BevAlc Roundup | NC Beer and Wine Wholesalers Association Crushes Breweries’ Effort to Raise Self Distribution Cap, 5 Reasons to Attend the 2017 ShipCompliant Wine Summit, and What Makes a Good Wine Label

Kevin Diffily | May 8, 2017

The latest beverage alcohol industry news includes NC Beer and Wine Wholesalers Association crushes breweries’ effort to raise self distribution cap, 5 reasons to attend the 2017 ShipCompliant Wine Summit, and what makes a good wine label. Enjoy!


What’s Wrong With LSU Beer? Plenty, Lawmaker Contends | A contentious proposal by a Shreveport, LA lawmaker would prohibit state colleges and universities from allowing their names or symbols to be affixed to an alcoholic beverage. Daily Comet

The N.C. Beer and Wine Wholesalers Association Flexes Its Muscles, Crushes Breweries’ Effort to Raise Self-Distribution Cap | At least for now, the N.C. Beer & Wine Wholesalers Association has succeeded in quashing a proposal to allow breweries to self-distribute more of their own beer. Indy Week

Olympia Gives Washington Wineries More Tasting Rooms | The Washington state Legislature passed a bill that will allow wineries to have four tasting rooms. Great Northwest Wine

TTB Newsletter | Top news includes TTB job openings in the areas of wine labeling and international trade, an announcement from FDA that the compliance date for menu labeling has been extended one year, and an invitation to give us feedback about our website by taking the survey. TTB


5 Reasons to Attend the 2017 ShipCompliant Wine Summit | This Summit, formerly known as the “DIRECT Conference,” is now in its 12th year and we’re back in Wine Country. ShipCompliant

Beer Can Rigs Are Rescuing America’s Craftiest Brews | Mobile canners help small brewers thrive while fueling a beer-drinking renaissance. Bloomberg

American Brandy Is Surging, Even in Whiskey Country | Brandy has become a quiet giant of the liquor industry with more than 13 million cases sold domestically in 2016, outpacing gin, Scotch and Irish whiskey. The New York Times


What Makes a Good Wine Label? | Before even tasting a wine, labels are what immediately draw us to a bottle. One critic shares his opinion on the good, the bad and the ugly of wine labels. Wine Enthusiast

7 Insider Wine Bars That Sommeliers Belly Up To | Seven sommeliers in seven cities were asked where they like to drink on their days off. The Wall Street Journal

Canned Beer for Beer Snobs: The 6 Best Craft Brews to Crack | Don’t turn up your nose: Beer in cans is better than ever. Pop the tops on these barbecue-friendly craft brews. The Wall Street Journal