Weekly Roundup | The Fate of Wine Shipping and the Steady Rise of Craft Beverages

In this week’s roundup, we recap the recent Tennessee Supreme Court case and what it means for the future of wine shipping. Premium private label brands are on the rise and AR gives brands a unique way to connect with consumers. If you ship into Texas, get ready;Texas plans to do an audit on out-of-state wine shippers. In the beer world, sales are up for small and independent craft brewers and spiked seltzers are giving the country’s top beers a run for their money.

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Andrea Steffes-Tuttle
The Supreme Court's Decision has Cascading Effects for the Wine Industry

Chances are, no matter how busy you’ve been this summer, you still caught wind of the recent Supreme Court case Tennessee Wine & Spirits Retailers Association v. Thomas. Both industry and mainstream publications have been writing about the outcome of this case for weeks. We poured through recent articles in an effort to summarize what the verdict of this case means for wineries and how it could shape the future of wine shipping. 

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Weekly Roundup | Why Proactive Brands Win

In this week’s roundup, we highlight VineSpring support guru, Britney Yunker, and the newest member of the team, General Manager Kent Nowlin. See how proactive wineries move the needle with clubs in the direct-to-consumer (DTC) space and discover how past events have shaped today’s drinks culture. An Italian winery rolls out a fresh take on influencer marketing and the importance of brands self-publishing is discussed. 

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Andrea Steffes-Tuttle
VineSpring Team Spotlight | Britney Yunker

Britney Yunker was the first employee that VineSpring Co-Founders, Chris Towt and Jamison Morrow, brought on board. There is no doubt that her persistence and hard work have transformed the experience of every single VineSpring client in a positive way. She’s a natural helper, has a creative edge, and absolutely loves building and maintaining relationships. Learn about Britney’s past experiences in the wine industry, her number one tip for a successful wine/beer club launch, and how her determination has served her well.

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Weekly Roundup | The Future of Alcohol eCommerce and DTC Shipping

In this week’s roundup, learn about hub-and-spoke technology and how it gives wineries and breweries the freedom to craft the perfect customer experience. Explore the long and winding road to DTC wine shipping in America and how recent court cases could affect the future of DTC shipping. Luxury brands duke it out to win the hearts of millennials and Facebook releases new policies that could affect your winery or brewery. 

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Andrea Steffes-Tuttle
Weekly Roundup | Is Your Winery or Brewery Always Improving?

In this week’s roundup, we highlight new and exciting changes for the VineSpring platform. Discover eight ways that your winery or brewery can take advantage of data and learn ways to increase club retention. TTB is offering a temporary voluntary disclosure program and the Supreme Court's Tennessee decision has the potential to dramatically change the US wine market. Lastly, read about how breweries can get one step ahead and start preparing for fall and winter seasonal releases during the summer months. 

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Weekly Roundup | Summertime is the Perfect Time to Redefine Your DTC Channel

In this week’s roundup, we highlight K & M Wines and how VineSpring helped redefine their DTC process. State and Federal laws restrict auto-renewals in subscription services. Does your club comply? Summer may be slow but it’s the perfect time to prepare for the fourth quarter. TTB announces regulatory relief and Square gives tips on how brands can authentically share their story.

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VineSpring Case Study: K & M Wines

Ken and Mauro, of K & M Wines, create delicious wine from a three-acre vineyard nestled on the southern slopes of Parrett Mountain in Willamette Valley, Oregon. Their tasting room is in nearby Carlton and has earned an enthusiastic following among those who enjoy small production, food-friendly wines. 

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Andrea Steffes-Tuttle
Weekly Roundup | A Change for the Better?

In this week’s roundup, the recent Supreme Court ruling calls into question other restrictive rules imposed by states. Be transported back to childhood with the VineSpring team’s summer memories from the good old days. Nielsen explores a shift in consumer loyalty and booze companies use augmented reality to engage with consumers. Lastly, learn how you can take action to reduce risk in website compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act.

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