BevAlc Roundup: ShipCompliant Beer Summit, Crackdown on Interstate DtC, Oktoberfest-Proof Shoes and Blue Wine

Luis Barriga | September 11, 2017

In today’s roundup we’re pleased to announce that Paul Gatza of the Brewers Association will be our featured speaker at the ShipCompliant Beer Summit on Oct. 3. You’ll also find articles on how states are taking a hard look at interstate direct-to-consumer shipping, more news from Pennsylvania, updates from the TTB and new products that will not disappoint!


Some U.S. States Are Cracking Down on Interstate Direct-To-Consumer Wine Shipping | According to ShipCompliant by Sovos, at over $2 billion in 2016 sales, the more than 5 million cases of wine shipped Direct-to-Consumer (DtC) is fast making it an important segment of the wine business. Forbes

Price Hikes At PA Liquor Stores: Will Buyers Notice? | You might notice a change at the register of your neighborhood Pennsylvania State Store. Or you might not.

Tax Reform: Will They or Won’t They? | Congress has been openly flirting with comprehensive tax reform for years. Will 2017 finally be the year they get it done? And if so, how will it impact breweries? Brewers Association

TTB Newsletter | Top news includes a reminder for alcohol beverage importers about how to satisfy TTB COLA documentation requirements in ACE, an announcement that TTB labs have received re-accreditation from ISO, and links to the help center for TTB online applications. TTB

Paul Gatza of the Brewers Association To Speak At ShipCompliant Beer Summit | Paul Gatza, Director of the Brewers Association, is our featured speaker at the ShipCompliant Beer Summit in Denver on October 3rd! ShipCompliant

Focus on the ‘C’ for Better DtC Wine Sales | The key to a good direct-to-consumer wine program is continual customer engagement. Wines and Vines

Wine Access, Releasing Data, Reveals One of Every 36 Bottles Sold Is Rose | Here are some data points covering the U.S. wine market today, which Wine Access says comprises consumers that are “adventurous, curious, authentic.” Consumers appear to evolve. Wines & Vines


Adidas Is Releasing Puke and Beer Resistant Oktoberfest Sneakers | If you’re looking for the perfect shoes to match your lederhosen at Oktoberfest, Adidas has the pair for you. Forbes

Blue wine is now a thing because your Instagram doesn’t have taste buds. (Un) Fortunately, we do. | The Spanish-based winemakers will soon begin selling their blue wine in the United States. Washington Post