Weekly Roundup | Distillery Trade Pact, Upcoming South Dakota Reporting Deadline, and Arizona DtC Law Change

April 11, 2016

Happy Monday, everyone! Hope you had a great weekend. Today’s roundup covers distilleries seeking to benefit from the new Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement, South Dakota’s upcoming DtC shipping reporting deadline, and DtC shipping in Arizona. As always, if you read something I missed, let me know in the comments. Have a great week!


Distillers Discuss Trade Pact with White House | Distilleries seek to get their hands on the market with the new Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement involving US spirits. The Spirits Business

First Reporting Period for South Dakota Direct Shipper’s Fast Approaching | Following the recent opening up of the DtC market in South Dakota, wineries are required to file shipping reports, remit sales, and excise taxes quarterly. This means that the first reports are due very soon. ShipCompliant

TTB Weekly Newsletter | This week’s TTB Newsletter includes registration requirements under Korea’s special act on imported food safety management and requirements surrounding importing alcohol in the U.S. TTB


Arizona Uncaprs Direct-to-Consumer Sales | Good news for Arizona wine consumers! A new law will allow wineries of all sizes to make off-site sales. ShipCompliant

Itasca Joins List of Cold-Hardy Grapes | University of Minnesota names new variety for white wine production. Wines&Vines

Palisade Pours Revenue Into Colorado Wine Industry’s Overflowing Success | Colorado has more than 140 wineries in the state and they are seeing an upward trend statewide, especially in the Grand Valley. KKCO News


Brewers Association Lists Top 50 Breweries of 2015 | The Brewers Association just released its annual list of the top 50 craft and overall brewing companies in the U.S., based on beer sales volume. Brewers Association

Craft Beer Industry Could Be Caught on the Hops As Shortage Looms | Craft beer lovers could soon face higher bar bills as small, independent brewers face a shortage of hops. The Guardian


Scientists Have Figured Out How Red Wine Helps Your Heart | You may be surprised by the findings. VinePair

Promiscuity in the Wine Cellar Pays Off | Those of us who like our food unadulterated by forgoing petrochemical sprays and genetic modification may also prefer unadulterated wine. Forbes

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