[BND] Your Breakfast Briefing --

Good Morning, and Happy Wednesday, It's December 13, 2023.

World Wine Group Urges More Decisive Action to Address Climate Change

with the COP28 climate change conference concluding, International Wineries for Climate Action sent a letter to wine trade CEOs calling for more decisive action in addressing the real and increasing threat of climate change. IWCA said its mission of decarbonizing the wine industry "is seriously comprom

US Consumers choose Bars and Restaurants over home comforts

On Premise consumers prioritize spend in bars, restaurants and similar venues over drinking at home, even in the face of cost-of-living pressures.The report highlights that understanding consumers ‘why’ equips drinks brands, suppliers and operators to target customized solutions based on what’s making

New Wisconsin Law Seen Hindering Small Producers, Common Carriers

Gov. Tony Evers (D) signed a bill creating a new liquor division within the Wisconsin Department of Revenue. Among other things the law: * Provides full retail privileges for a brewery, winery, manufacturer or rectifier – provided it has produced 1,500 liters of "intoxicating liquor" in one of the

Direct Shippers Get Boost As Drinks, Sovos Partner

Drinks, a leading operating system for alcohol e-commerce, said it partnered with Sovos to provide wineries and alcohol retailers using the Drinks App for Shopify with seamless SovoshipCompliant AutoFile integration. ShipCompliant is the beverage alcohol compliance

Smirnoff, NSYNC's Lance Bass Issue PSA Supporting Love

In this case, PSA stands for Public Smirnoff Announcement, and Smirnoff has joined with Lance Bass of NSYNC and his husband, Michael Turchin, to invite couples to share stories of how they stayed together during the holiday season. Consumers 21+ are able to get involved with the campaign by redeeming

Who & What --

Giancarlo Bianchetti , a senior Concha y Toro executive for more than 20 years has been named CEO of Cono Sur Vineyards. Continuum Estate promotes Ashton Leutner to Director of Viticulture, succeeding Ryan Gerhardt. Leutner has worked with Gerhardt for 15 years. Groth Vineyards & Winery recruited

Amplifications

Our story on Barrel Craft Spirits had a missing link to an interview I did with Joe Beatrice, founder. Here's the correct link on YouTube.

Thanks for reading. See you tomorrow. – Joel