BevAlc Roundup | Utah Lowers DUI Threshold, Top 10 Craft Beer Producing Countries, and the Science of Fat-Washing Cocktails

Kevin Diffily
March 27, 2017

Below is the latest beverage alcohol industry news, including Utah lowering its DUI threshold, top 10 craft beer producing countries, and the science of fat-washing cocktails. Enjoy!

LegislativeUpdate

Utah Cuts DUI Alcohol Limit to Lowest Level in U.S.; Law Also Affects Gun Owners | Utah Gov. Gary Herbert has signed a bill into law that lowers the maximum blood alcohol limit for drivers to .05 percent from the current legal threshold of .08 percent — giving Utah the strictest drunken driving law in the nation. NPR

Suburban Lawmakers, Distillery Push Law to Bypass Liquor Distributors | Under Illinois state law, businesses in the fast-growing craft distillery industry must work through a liquor distributor just to get a few bottles into a bar or store across the street. Daily Herald

Recent Uptick in Tied House Enforcement Actions by State and Federal Agencies | Over the past year, there has been an increase in enforcement actions by the California Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control (“ABC”) and the federal Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (“TTB”) in connection with state and federal tied house laws. DPF Law

Michigan: Canary in the DTC Coal Mine?  | The recent flurry of legislative activity that has resulted in a third important lawsuit against the State of Michigan related to DtC shipping legislation provides both clarity and a better understanding of the motivations of each of the tiers of the wine industry in every state. Hinman Carmichael

TTB Newsletter | Top news includes an important notice about an upcoming Web browser and operating system compatibility issue that may impact your ability to access the TTB website and online applications, and a Federal Register notification published by USDA about the National Organic Program sunset review of the National List of Allowed and Prohibited Substances. TTB

IndustryUp

Wine’s Apparent Neglect of Marketing | Marketing is a pervasive theme in modern business. This is understandable when it is recognised what a magical effect it can have on the fortunes of a product. The Drinks Business

Marijuana Industry Presses Ahead in California’s Wine Country | In the heart of Northern California’s wine country, a civil engineer turned marijuana entrepreneur is adding a new dimension to the art of matching fine wines with gourmet food: cannabis and wine pairing dinners. The New York Times

Top 10 Craft Beer Producing Countries: US and UK Lead the Way | The US remains the biggest craft beer producer; but the UK has more craft breweries per capita, according to a survey from Alltech and The Brewers Journal. BeverageDaily.com

JustFun

Why is No One Marketing Craft Beer to Women? | As of 2016, only 25 percent of craft beer drinkers were women, according to the Brewers Association. And it’s at least possible that that has something to do with the fact that no one in the industry seems invested in a craft beer revolution for women. VinePair

Ignore the Snobs, Drink the Cheap, Delicious Wine | Connoisseurs consider processed wines the enological equivalent of processed foods, if not worse. But they are wrong. The New York Times

The Science of Fat-Washing Cocktails | Fat-washing: it might sound like a process for getting rid of bacon grease on your shirt, but it’s actually a clever cocktail technique that adds savory flavor to spirits. Serious Eats

Sign up for Email Updates

Stay up to date with the latest tax and compliance updates that may impact your business.

Author

Kevin Diffily

Share This Post
Share on facebook
Share on twitter
Share on linkedin
Share on email

North America ShipCompliant
May 14, 2021
Alabama Is Latest State to Permit Direct-to-Consumer Shipping of Wine

Alabama Governor Kay Ivey signed HB 437 into law on May 13, 2021, making Alabama the latest state to legalize direct-to-consumer (DtC) shipping of wine. With this step, only Delaware, Mississippi and Utah continue to prohibit this popular and valuable means of selling wine. Alabama’s new DtC law will not become effective until August 1, […]

Tax Compliance Tax Information Reporting
May 14, 2021
Anatomy of a Due Diligence Letter

What is unclaimed property due diligence? An unclaimed property due diligence letter is an organization’s last chance at contacting an apparent owner and preventing their property from escheatment. Each state or reporting jurisdiction has its own unique set of requirements and standards. Due diligence letters are typically required to be sent 30 to 120 days […]

EMEA VAT & Fiscal Reporting
May 13, 2021
EU Council Approves DAC7 Rules on Digital Platform Tax Reporting

On 22 March 2021 the EU Council approved DAC7, which establishes EU-wide rules meant to improve administrative cooperation in taxation. In addition, the Directive addresses additional challenges posed by a growing digital platform economy. What is DAC7? In 2011, the EU adopted Directive 2011/16/EU on administrative cooperation in the field of taxation in the EU […]

E-Invoicing Compliance EMEA VAT & Fiscal Reporting
May 13, 2021
Russia Introduces Mandatory E-Invoicing From 1 July 2021

Russia introduces a new e-invoicing system for traceability of certain goods on 1 July 2021. Federal Law No. 371-FZ will amend the Russian Tax Code to introduce the new procedure for the traceability system, which will bring the introduction of mandatory e-invoicing for taxpayers dealing with traceable goods. Since its introduction, B2B e-invoicing in Russia […]

North America ShipCompliant
May 12, 2021
Tennessee Set to Impose Regulations on Fulfillment Houses in DtC Wine Shipments

On May 6, 2021, Tennessee Governor Bill Lee signed HB 742 into law, establishing a slew of new provisions affecting the direct-to-consumer (DtC) shipping of wine in the state. These provisions, however, will not become effective until January 1, 2022. While the bill does impose several new restrictions and requirements on businesses involved in DtC […]