Weekly Roundup | PRO Expands to South Carolina, Possible L.A. Restriction Lift, and DIRECT 2016 Session Announcement

May 2, 2016

Happy Monday, everyone! Hope you had a great weekend. Today’s roundup covers PRO expansion in South Carolina, a possible L.A. County restriction lift for the wine industry, and details about this year’s DIRECT Conference breakout session. As always, if you read something I missed, let me know in the comments. Have a great week!


PRO Expands to South Carolina! | South Carolina is the most recent state to adopt the PRO system for accepting wine and beer registrations. ShipCompliant

L.A. County May Lift Restrictions on Wine Industry | A decades-old health ordinance that imposes food processing standards on L.A. County wineries may soon be lifted. Vine Enology

TTB Weekly Newsletter | This week’s TTB newsletter covers TTB’s request for volunteers for testing Formulas Online, TTB division spotlight on scientific services division and a list of the past week’s top scientific services. TTB


DIRECT 2016 Breakout Session Announcement | We’re excited to share some of the incredible breakout sessions planned for this year’s DIRECT Conference. ShipCompliant

Sonoma County Barrel Auction Up 50% | Sonoma County’s second annual barrel trade auction hosted by the Sonoma County Vintners, raised $693,800, up more than 50% over last year. Wines&Vines

Northwest Grapegrowing Season Powers Up | Across the northwest precipitation is looking promising following last year’s drought. Wines&Vines


This Gadget Keeps An ‘Open’ Wine Bottle Fresh for Over a Decade | Imagine a world where you could drink wine without ever having to worry about it spoiling. Well, this invention could bring that dream to life. Tech Insider

5 Wow-Factor American Wines to Try | Vino50 portfolio presents some of the best wines in America. The Washington Post


Wine & Coffee Are Good for Your Gut, Scientists Say | The new Victorian mantra could be “a cup of coffee or a glass of wine a day keeps the doctor away.” RT

MAP: The States that Drink the Most Tequila | Cinco de Mayo is coming up! Where does your state stand? VinePair


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