In Brief . . .

The Vermont House passed and sent to the state Senate a bill to make cocktails to go permanent. Currently, cocktails to-go are set to expire on July 1, 2023. The measure removes the sunset date and allows on-premise licensees to sell cocktails to-go for carryout with a food order.

Connecticut Grocery Stores Won't Be Selling Wine.  A bill allow the sale was blocked in the General Laws Committee, which failed to act on the measure.  It was opposed by package store owners.  It's the second time in two years the General Laws Committee hasn't voted on the measure.

C. Mondavi & Family introduces CK Mondavi Family Select crafted by Winemaker Angelina Mondavi. This is the first-ever release from the celebrated vintner under the CK Mondavi and Family banner.

Juggernaut Wines introduced its Sonoma Coast Chardonnay, the newest addition to its portfolio of powerfully expressive wines. The inaugural 2021 vintage of the Sonoma Coast Chardonnay is available now at retail stores nationwide with a suggested retail price of $20.

DISCUS announced formation of the Spirits United Advocacy Team (SUAT) to further expand the growing platform and increase engagement and impact on policy issues at the federal and state levels.

The inaugural team is made up of thought leaders from across the spirits industry with diverse professional backgrounds and includes Chrissy Beaudette, General Manager at Sassenach Spirits, Michael Bender, President of Wholesale at Ole Smoky Distillery, Elizabeth Conway, Director of Brand and External Communications at Brown-Forman, Brian Facquet, Founder and CEO at Do Good Spirits, Katharine Jerkens, Chief Business Officer at Uncle Nearest, and Philip McDaniel, CEO and Co-Founder at St. Augustine Distillery.

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