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DECEMBER 14, 2018 – WINE NEWS FETCH

Wine Industry Insight RSS - Fri, 12/14/2018 - 10:04
TOP NEWS Congress makes history with the 2018 Farm Bill and changes the CBD/hemp game TTB takes AVA Action in 4 States: Establishes new (OR), expands two (CA, VA) & proposes a new one (CT) The Future of the Booze Business: RNDC and LibDib join forces Shedding Light on Wine Fraud with NMR Fingerprinting Instacart’s […]
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TTB takes AVA Action in 4 States: Establishes new (OR), expands two (CA, VA) & proposes a new one (CT)

Wine Industry Insight RSS - Fri, 12/14/2018 - 09:38
  Calif – Central Coast – TTB Expands the Arroyo Seco Viticultural Area Connecticut – TTB Proposes the Eastern Connecticut Highlands Viticultural Area Oregon TTB Establishes the Van Duzer Corridor Viticultural Area Virginia – TTB Expands the Monticello Viticultural Area  
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This map shows you the location of every craft brewery in the U.S.

Wine Industry Insight RSS - Fri, 12/14/2018 - 08:32
Interactive map at the source: Brewers Association
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Holiday Cheer in the Direct-to-Consumer Wine Shipping Channel

Ship Compliant Wine Blog - Thu, 12/13/2018 - 15:25

The holiday season is known for the warmth and generosity it inspires in people, but it’s also an incredibly important time of year for wineries. December is a busy month for most companies in business-to-consumer industries due to the holiday rush, and the direct-to-consumer (DtC) wine shipping channel is no different. October, November, and December have historically been among the strongest-performing months of the year for DtC shipments, both in terms of value and volume.

In fact, these three months have seen nearly 40 percent of the total annual value in the DtC channel in both 2016 (39 percent) and 2017 (38.4 percent), despite only making up one quarter of the calendar year. Likewise, the volume of DtC shipments has traditionally been stronger in the fall. In 2016, about 36 percent of sales for the year fell between October and the end of December, a number that dipped by less than half a percentage point in 2017.

Stay tuned for our upcoming 2019 Direct to Consumer Wine Shipping Report, set to be released in mid-January, for insights on how the DtC channel performed this year in comparison.

 

What’s the outlook for holiday DtC wine shipping?

The cause of the surge in sales during autumn is generally due to consumers stocking up on booze in advance of – and during – the holiday season in preparation of parties and big events. This works out well for many wineries, timing-wise, as harvesting tends to slow toward the end of the summer and they can focus their internal resources on preparing for the big holiday swoon.

With more states passing legislation to embrace the direct-to-consumer channel each year, wine producers can look forward to continued growth across the country. Pennsylvania legalized DtC wine shipping two years ago and exploded on the scene last year with a 158 percent increase in shipments.

But the Keystone state wasn’t finished; our midyear data showed a further 44 percent uptick in sales to Pennsylvania consumers through the first six months of 2018. These numbers figure to be even more impressive after the high-volume holiday season comes to a close.

 

How can my winery prepare to grow in the DtC channel?

It’s unreasonable to expect each state that authorizes DtC shipping to immediately become fertile destinations like Pennsylvania has, and only a handful of states that do not allow DtC shipping remain. But this year-over-year growth in that state demonstrates consistent upward trajectory in the channel. Remember, DtC wine shipping has only been legal anywhere in the United States since the famed Granholm decision of 2005, so this channel remains a relatively new market that has yet to realize its full potential.

Wineries can expect residents of established DtC states and newer DtC states alike to continue buying wine via this channel in exponentially greater volumes. It may make sense for your winery to consider expanding sales into new states. To navigate the different rules and regulations in each state and ensure you are in compliance when branching out, head over to our Direct-to-Consumer Wine Shipping Rules tool.

 

 

See for yourself how ShipCompliant by Sovos can help your winery stay on top of compliance for your DtC shipping efforts. Re quest a demo today.

 

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DECEMBER 13, 2018 – WINE NEWS FETCH

Wine Industry Insight RSS - Thu, 12/13/2018 - 10:06
TOP NEWS Drizly more than doubles funding with New $34.5 Million Series C — Powers ahead of Coravin & Vivino to #3 position overall Burgundy, Goldman, Suicide: Portrait of a Wine Thief Social pressure makes honest wine opinions difficult, especially online Total Wine and More Means Total Disruptor Trump rolls back wetland protections. What it […]
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Drizly more than doubles funding with New $34.5 Million Series C — Powers ahead of Coravin & Vivino to #3 position overall

Wine Industry Insight RSS - Thu, 12/13/2018 - 08:20
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Social pressure makes honest wine opinions difficult, especially online

Wine Industry Insight RSS - Thu, 12/13/2018 - 08:02
Source: Journal of Consumer Psychology
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DECEMBER 12, 2018 – WINE NEWS FETCH

Wine Industry Insight RSS - Wed, 12/12/2018 - 10:14
TOP NEWS Pernod Ricard served a shot of Diageo by Elliott Illinois Distributor’s Massive Tied House Payout to TTB What’s the most value for money way to tackle obesity? Increase taxes on alcohol GenX household incomes surpass Boomers. Millennials rapidly catching up. California wildfires cleanup to cost at least $3 billion Here’s how to avoid […]
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Wine Faults Training Offered at Santa Rosa Junior College

Wine Industry Insight RSS - Wed, 12/12/2018 - 09:41
NEWS RELEASE   Santa Rosa, Calif. – December 7, 2018 — Santa Rosa Junior College is offering a new class as part of the Wine Studies Department for Spring 2019. Wine 123: Causation and Detection of Wine Faults is a six-week introductory wine sensory course designed to teach basic analytical wine tasting techniques and expose […]
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GenX household incomes surpass Boomers. Millennials rapidly catching up.

Wine Industry Insight RSS - Wed, 12/12/2018 - 08:10
Source: Pew Fact Bank   Note to subscribers: When deciding whether to use any survey as actionable data, you need to look at a variety of factors in order to determine if the results can be relied upon. Click this link to see how to tell if a survey is credible and ethical.   The […]
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BevAlc Roundup | Will the Illinois Lebamoff case affect Tennessee Wine and Spirits, new AVAs in California, and how Prohibition shaped today’s wine country

Ship Compliant Wine Blog - Tue, 12/11/2018 - 11:49

Now is the time of year when we look back and recap what happened in the past months and take stock of what went well and what we can improve for next year. Speaking of which, in this Roundup, we have the TTB looking forward to rule changes for labeling and advertising regulations (and wanting your input!); then we preview the outlook for smaller wineries in the years to come, which experts expect to darken; and finally, looking back, we see what were the top beers from 2018. And, regarding end-of-year wrap ups, don’t forget to tune in to the ShipCompliant by Sovos annual Virtual Webinar, on December 12 (or catch it later when we post it next week)!

Stay up to date with the latest trends in the DtC wine market with the Sovos/Wines & Vines 2018 DtC Report. Make sure to download your copy here!

 

Regulatory News and Discussions

TTB Newsletter | This week’s top news includes an offer in compromise accepted from Eagle Brands from a trade practice investigation, posting of the presentations used during our recent malt beverage and distilled spirits labeling webinars, publication of three rulemaking documents related to American viticultural areas, and request for comments on TTB information collections. TTB

New Rulemaking is the Next Step in Our Labeling Program Modernization | The TTB announces the publication of a rulemaking document in the Federal Register to propose updates, simplifications, and clarifications in the labeling and advertising regulations for wine, distilled spirits, and malt beverages. TTB

Reading the Tea Leaves on the Lebamoff Decision | The Lebamoff case out of the 7th Circuit was a strongly written opinion by Chief Judge Diane Wood to influence the Supreme Court’s direction in the upcoming Tennessee Wine case. Irish Liquor Lawyer

Supreme Court Sets Oral Argument in the Tennessee Retailers Case for January 16, 2019 | A showdown for retailers arguing against discriminatory state laws gets set for mid-January as briefs for the petitioners are filed. Alcohol Law Review

Florida the Latest Battleground for Interstate Shipping | A Florida legal declaration seeks to open the state up to the auction and retail market. Wine-searcher.com

USDA Purchases More Than $10 Million in California Table Grapes | California table grapes were included in the USDA Food Purchasing Program for the first time as part of the mitigation program because of the 53% tariff imposed on U.S. grapes by China. The Sentinel

 

Industry Updates: Market Conditions and Developments

Gloomy Outlook for Smaller Wineries | Storm clouds are gathering over Northern California’s hundreds of small wineries. Wine-searcher.com

The Latest Trends in Wine as Seen By Global Execs | Sopexa, the international marketing and communication agency with a special emphasis on food and drink, has released its 2018 Wine Trade Monitor. Forbes

8 New California AVAs on the Horizon | What you need to know about the Golden State’s new appellations. SevenFifty Daily

Think Millennials are a Tricky Bunch? Meet Generation Z…. | After 15 years on center stage, Millennials are about to have to share the spotlight with a new generation whose arrival will rock the consumer scene. Beverage Media Group

 

Digestif

How Prohibition Shaped American Wine Country | If Prohibition never happened, could Missouri have been Napa? We take an in-depth look at how the 18th amendment changed wine the U.S., who survived, and how. Wine Enthusiast

Scotch Whisky v. American Whiskey: Who Won 2018? | Before the fanatics rise up against the statement, this article is not based on flavour or craft. Forbes

The 50 Best Beers of 2018 | Our favorites span light and salty goses made in tanker trucks, to complex, barrel-aged-and-blended wild ales made using coolships and SPain’s ancient solera method. VinePair

Wine Institute Launches Mobile Version of DiscoverCaliforniaWines.com | The website is available for the U.S. and customized for top export markets in nine localized and foreign language versions. Wine Business

 

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DECEMBER 11, 2018 – WINE NEWS FETCH

Wine Industry Insight RSS - Tue, 12/11/2018 - 10:18
TOP NEWS Mystery Continues About Court Of Master Sommelier Cheating Scandal Blackstone Nears Deal for GI Partners Minority Stake, Sources Say Holiday ecommerce retail sales growth projected to be basically flat this year NZ: ‘Unprecedented offending’: Peter Yealands and his former company fined $400k Last Hope For Craft Beer Guild: Appeals $2.6 Mil Fine To […]
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DECEMBER 10, 2018 – WINE NEWS FETCH

Wine Industry Insight RSS - Mon, 12/10/2018 - 10:15
TOP NEWS A 31% Increase In Number Of California Wineries Makes Financial Success That Much Harder John McClelland, Wine Industry Pioneer Passes Away Reading the tea leaves on the Lebamoff decision: 7th Circuit says no to Illinois law Wagner’s Oregon Wine War Continues Feds propose new West Sonoma Coast wine territory Unauthorized immigration trends down; […]
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DECEMBER 7, 2018 – WINE NEWS FETCH

Wine Industry Insight RSS - Fri, 12/07/2018 - 09:49
TOP NEWS Tough business climate will test North Coast wineries in 2019 6 Master Sommeliers Regain Titles After Exam Invalidation Gloomy Outlook for Smaller Wineries The Three Horsemen of the Grapepocalypse, Part 4: A Survival Guide Corporate sustainability is in high demand across gender and generations Here’s how to avoid costly mistakes by managing your […]
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Corporate sustainability is in high demand across gender and generations

Wine Industry Insight RSS - Fri, 12/07/2018 - 08:06
Interactive chart at the source: Nielsen
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DECEMBER 6, 2018 – WINE NEWS FETCH

Wine Industry Insight RSS - Thu, 12/06/2018 - 10:35
TOP NEWS Corona Maker Invests $100 Million to Boost Female Entrepreneurs No joint alcohol/pot sales or product infusions says Calif ABC among other key testimony takeaways Napa Valley’s Boisset Collection buys Oakville Grocery stores in Sonoma, Napa counties Can grocery store private label wine save cheap wine from itself? Premium wines push strong performance from […]
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Music affects wine perception — Even among experts

Wine Industry Insight RSS - Thu, 12/06/2018 - 08:05
Source: Food Science and Nutrition: “Assessing the influence of music on wine perception among wine professionals” (Open Access)
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