BevAlc Roundup | Shipping rules for retailers and wineries across the country, global wine production at all-time lows, and a record cost dram proves to be a fake.

Daniel Kostrzewa | November 6, 2017

In today’s round up we go through a review of the rules for interstate wine shipping based on an interview with ShipCompliant’s own Alex Koral, examine an all-time low in global wine production, and look at the problems of categorizing whisky.



TTB Newsletter | Top stories include updates to formula information pages and notice of waivers for reporting requirements for businesses affected by the California wildfires. TTB

Everything You need To Know About Shipping Wines Across State Lines In 2017 | Here are the most important things to know about interstate, direct-to-consumer wine shipping. VinePair

Maryland: Delegate Proposes Bill To Allow County To Sell Alcohol In Grocery Stores | Del. Eric Luedtke announced Monday he’s planning to introduce a bill in the General Assembly next year to allow county-run alcohol stores to operate inside grocery stores in Montgomery County. Bethesda Magazine

DISCUS Seeks To Cut Excise Taxes | Dysfunction threatens to kill a bipartisan bill that would cut producers’ taxes and possibly consumer prices. Wine Enthusiast


Global Wine Production Falls to 56 Year Low | Global wine production is forecast to fall to its lowest level in over 50 years due to the terrible frosts that struck Europe’s wine producing powerhouses earlier this year. The Drinks Business

Is The Wine In Your Glass Friendly To The Environment? There Soon Will Be New Ways To Know | Whether we want wines that are “natural,” biodynamic, organic or sustainable, increasingly we want to know that winemakers are doing their best to protect the environment and not relying on chemicals to ripen their grapes. Washington Post

Wildfires Spared the Vineyards, but the Wines Could Suffer | As the smoke has begun to clear in recent days, those who depend on grape-growing and winemaking for a living have been relieved to find that the fires largely spared one crucial element in their path: the vineyards. New York Times

Welcome To The Club: Beverage Clubs Increase Sales and Build Brand Loyalty | Beverage clubs are marketing tools that guarantee sales and let producers showcase special bottlings while spreading brand awareness via personal storytelling. Spirited Magazine


The Problem With Whisky | How we categorize the different types of whisky needs to be more dynamic than just geography. Daily Beast 

The Wine Glass Ceiling | ‘Much of the hard work was being done by women but they were rarely allowed to occupy the top jobs’. Financial Times

A New Test To Make Sure Your Beer Is Gluten Free | One thing that’s good is beer. One thing that’s bad is celiac disease. Unfortunately for people with the latter and others sensitive to gluten, they generally can’t enjoy the former. Forbes

World’s Most Expensive Dram Was A Fake | A dram of vintage Scotch bought by a Chinese millionaire in a Swiss hotel bar for £7,600 was a fake, laboratory tests have concluded. BBC