At the next Craft Wine Association meeting on Nov. 15, representatives from CalRecycle will provide an overview of new changes to California's recycling program for producers to better understand how to comply. Starting on January 1, 2024, the program will include wine and distilled spirits in all container materials, including those packaged in a box, bladder or pouch, or similar container.
The Craft Wine Association (CWA), in association with Vinoshipper, has responded to proposed rulemaking under consideration by the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB). Over the past two years as a part of our advocacy program, the CWA has convened regular meetings with craft, independent wineries to develop consensus on important topics that have a direct impact on our industry. The Biden Administration has raised an important and timely question of whether the market structure allows for proper competition in the markets for beer, wine, and spirits, particularly for small craft producers. Large corporations and distributors dominate the