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Legislative Update – 7/18/24

Legislative measures pending across the nation may impact the craft beverage industry, either positively or negatively.  Here are some of the bills the Craft Wine Association is tracking related to direct shipping regulations for craft distillers, wineries, and breweries

Legislative Update – 6/19/24

Legislative measures across the nation may impact the craft beverage industry, either positively or negatively. Here are some of the bills the Craft Wine Association is tracking related to direct shipping regulations for craft distillers, wineries, and breweries across key states.

Regulatory Capture in the Beverage Alcohol DTC and DTT Markets

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is dusting off a long-latent rule, the Robinson-Patman Act, to file charges against Southern Glazer's Wine and Spirits. This law, intended to level the playing field between small retailers and large chain stores, has been largely dormant for over 20 years. The FTC enforced it regularly until shifting its focus to consumer harm, particularly higher prices, which critics argued could result from enforcement.

Legislative Update – 5/31/24

Legislative measures pending across the nation may impact the craft beverage industry, either positively or negatively.  Here are some of the bills the Craft Wine Association is tracking related to direct shipping regulations for craft distillers, wineries, and breweries across key states. 

Craft Wine Association Recruiting Industry Professionals to Serve on New Advisory Council

The Craft Wine Association (CWA) is recruiting to fill nine seats on its inaugural Advisory Council. The council members will play a significant role in assisting the Association in creating and prioritizing its future policy agenda aimed at supporting small and mid-sized wineries' ability to expand direct-to-consumer sales and direct sales to trade partners.

Attention Craft Wineries! Deadline for TTB Comments on Bottle Labeling is March 29th 

The TTB is actively seeking input from small craft wineries across the nation as part of a regulatory review process. This is a unique opportunity to influence future regulations impacting the labeling and advertising of wine and distilled spirits. Your insights and experiences are important feedback for the federal government as it considers changes that could significantly affect the industry labeling requirements, especially smaller operations. 

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