[BND] Your Morning Briefing

Good Morning and Happy Friday, September 29, 2023.

The chill in the air these last few days has confirmed that fall has definitely arrived in the Washington, DC, region.  No one is complaining though – it's definitely sweater weather, but almost any beverage is perfect at this time of the year.

What a Fed Gov't Shutdown Means for Bev/Al

Just because the Alcohol & Tobacco Tax & Trade Bureau closes its doors during the expected forthcoming partial government shutdown, doesn't mean you won't be expected  to file tax returns and pay taxes to the bureau. It also doesn't mean that there's a lien against your business, or if it goes into

PLCB Closes All Stores in Philadelphia Area After 18 Are Looted

Eighteen Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board retail stores were looted in Philadelphia after a judge dismissed all charges against a former Philadelphia police officer in a fatal shooting during a traffic stop. As a result of the looting, the PLCB closed 48 retail wine and spirits shops in Philadelphia and one

Marie Brizard Sales, Profit Advance in 1st Half

Marie Brizard said its net revenue in the first half was 14.3% higher than in the like year-earlier period. Net profit more than doubled, rising to Eur 5.1 from Eur 2.5 a year earlier. This improvement is mainly due to increased sales in part of the international

Kit NA Brewing Tackles Mental Health Stigma

Kit NA Brewing, the award-winning and crushable non-alcoholic Portland, Maine, beer brand is proud to announce its inspiring and powerful initiative, "Kit NA's Tuned In." This corporate social responsibility initiative involves partnering with leading organizations to help confront one of the most defining issues of our generation: the growing mental

Actor and Producer Dave Bautista Joins Devils River Whiskey Ownership Group

Devils River Whiskey welcomes Dave Bautista, the actor, to its ownership team and as the newest member of its Devils Advocates: a group of Devils River Whiskey and bourbon enthusiasts involved in supporting the brand's social responsibility efforts and overall mission. Since the introduction of the brand in 2017, Devils

Vintage Wine Estates Restates Earnings

-Vintage Wine Estates, Inc. said it will restate its previously issued consolidated financial statements for the first, second and third quarters of fiscal 2023, which ended Sept. 30, 2022, Dec. 31, 2022 and March 31, 2023, respectively. The adjustments resulted from a reassessment of technical accounting

TTB Proposes Nine Lakes of East Tennessee AVA

Responding to a petition from the Appalachian Region Wine Producers Association, the Alcohol & Tobacco Tax & Trade Bureau proposed establishing the "Nine Lakes of East Tennessee AVA." The proposed AVA contains about 4,064 square miles (2,601,390 acres) in Anderson, Blount, Campbell, Claiborne, Cocke, Grainger, Hamblen, Jefferson, Knox, Loudon,

Crown Royal Presents $100,000 Check to Black Rodeo Riders

Crown Royal has pledged $100.000 to the Bill Pickett Invitational Rodeo Foundation (BPIRF), a fund designed to empower the Black rodeo community and inspire a new generation of riders to pursue their passion as part of the Hats Off Grant, which will offer financial support so  four cowgirls and

Creador Agave Spirits Released Nationwide

Creador Agave Spirits announced their second release. It featuring six ancestral style expressions each milled by hand, clay pot fermented and distilled by maestro palenquero José Alberto Pablo from San Bernardo Mixtepec, Oaxaca. Creador is also pleased to announce that they are now available to ship to

Who & What --

Duckhorn Portfolio, Inc. said Alex Ryan is retiring from his role as President, Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the company. The Duckhorn Board of Directors has appointed Deirdre Mahlan, a veteran of the alcohol and beverage industry, as interim President, Chief Executive Officer and Chairperson, and has initiated a

What We're Reading --

True grit: 5 times Coors came back from the brink A flood, Prohibition, World War II, the advent of light beers and lack of a national presence all threatened Coors Brewing Co.  Here's the story of the decisions that led Coors to do what so many of its contemporaries didn't

It's the big companies that are slowing the wine market We've been hearing about a weak US wine market for years now. But what if it's actually only slumping sales from the Big Seven largest US wine companies? (Wine-searcher) Devil’s Advocate: Avoid the Value for Money Trap Robert Joseph

Thanks for reading. See you later with Weekend Update. – Joel