The FDA is on the march and busy auditing food processors under their jurisdiction. While this leads to angst for the business caught up in the FDA bureaucracy, it is a fact of life for those who handle food and beverages, which are substances that are ingested by the public. No one argues against food and beverage safety and it's one of the reasons we have the most respected alcoholic beverage industry in the world. Our products are safe and the world knows it. The FDA is one reason why.
"Our plan to establish an undersecretary for trade fits right in line with my goal to be American agriculture's unapologetic advocate and chief salesman around the world. By working side by side with our U.S. Trade Representative and Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross, the USDA undersecretary for trade will ensure that American producers are well equipped to sell their products and feed the world," Perdue said.
Today, the "average winery" receives almost 80% of their revenue from the wine club or tasting rooms as you can see in the above slides. The remainder of the direct income is from events, web sales, and phone sales largely
A trio of experienced category veterans are making a splash in grocery cases, restaurants and bars with an adult beverage category first: a new botanical-infused wine spritzer. Blossom Brothers artfully matches high quality wine with natural botanical essences for an outcome that's crisp and effervescent ? a refreshing, subtly sweet alternative to beer, cider or opening a full bottle of wine
The establishment of quality assurance systems is an important development in the wine sector, particularly so for new and emerging wine regions. Focusing on the Canadian wine industry, this article examines the determinants of a winery's decision to adopt Vintners Quality Alliance (VQA) certification for wines. The analysis also examines whether wineries seek VQA certification for higher-priced wines or whether VQA certification leads to higher wine prices.
Napa County Board of Supervisors is this year developing changes to winery use-permit reporting procedures to make sure the area's roughly 500 wine producers meet the requirements of their operating permits
Gaw Van Male has hired Carlie Speelman, a paralegal specialist in alcohol beverage matters. A Northern California native, Carlie has spent over a decade in the wine industry advising her internal clients on every aspect of alcohol beverage regulation including trade practices, compliance and licensing.
When the spotted lanternfly was initially found in Berks County, PA, in September 2014, the Keystone State was on high alert - given the pest's destructive history in Korea and potential economic impact. This sap-feeding planthopper is native to China, India, Japan, and Vietnam. But, it is an invasive species in Korea, where it is known to attack 67 host species - including grapes, apples, and stone fruit.
Vinters Logistics trucks ply the back roads of the Pacific Northwest, dropping off French oak barrels to wineries, picking up grapes from vineyards, transporting cases and cases of wine to its sophisticated warehouse. The trucks form part of a complex supply chain that marks the US wine industry, a logistics network that is both extensive and exacting.
Gov. Rick Scott has until Wednesday to decide the fate of one of the most heavily-lobbied bills in years, the removal of the so-called "liquor wall" so that Walmart, Target and other big box stores can sell liquor. Publix and local chain liquor stores tried mightily to kill the bill but it squeaked through the Senate, 21-17, and the House, 58-57, after years of intense lobbying on both sides. The lobbying is now aimed at Scott -- and the clock is ticking
In closed-door remarks to members of the conservative Jefferson Institute in Virginia on April 18, a recording of which was obtained by Reuters, Ebell said Trump's administration had made a series of missteps, including delays in appointing key EPA officials, that could hamper efforts to cut red tape for industry.