[BND] Your Breakfast Briefing

Good Morning, and Happy Friday. It's August 11, 2023.

Ocean Aging of Wine Results in Destruction, Misdemeanor Charges

What was trendy on the East Coast a couple of years ago resulted in 2,000 bottles of wine and other alcohol being destroyed In Santa Barbara, a company and in principals pleading guilty to misdemeanor charges, including violating the Water Code for illegally discharging material into the waters  of

Loyalty Platform for Bev/Al Brands Launches

A new social media platform says it enables wine and spirits brands to set up loyalty rewards programs to incentivize responsible consumption during in-person social occasions, inspiring community engagement around the drinking occasion and providing the opportunity to redeem tokens for exciting brand experiences and gifts that are compliant within

Wolf Spirit Launches Mr. Pickles Gin - Named for Pit Bull Rescue Dog

Eugene, Oregon's Wolf Spirit Distillery unveils Mr. Pickles Pacific Northwest Gin - the first gin from Master Distiller Ben Green, which is lovingingly named after Ben's pit bull rescue pup. Mr. Pickles himself adorns the gorgeous green bottle which houses the carefully crafted gin made from locally sourced ingredients. “We

Gnarly Head Wines, Grateful Dead Release 2 New Wines

Gnarly Head Wines and Grateful Dead released two limited edition vintages, an Old Vine Zinfandel and a Cabernet Sauvignon. Blacklight will bring two of the band's most-loved and iconic graphics to life as labels. The Limited-Edition 2021 Gnarly Head x Grateful Dead Old Vine Zinfandel features the Dead’s lovable,

Who & What --

Colgin Cellars appoints Neil Bernardi chief operating officer.  He had been vice president and general manager of The Duckhorn Portfolio’s Kosta Browne, Canvasback, and Goldeneye wineries. DeLille Cellars promotes Janna Rinker to vp-sales from director of national sales. April Cole Worley joins Tooth & Nail Wine Co.'s House of

What We're Reading --

Tax Implications of Purchasing Craft Producers in the First Half of a Year If a large beverage company is considering purchasing or selling a craft beverage producer, it’s essential to understand how the craft producer may lose its earlier eligibility for reduced tax rates under the Craft Beverage Modernization

Thanks for Reading. We'll see you again later when we compile this week's news into the weekly roundup.  Have a wonderful day. – Joel