Michigan Craft Beverage Council Accepting Research Grant Proposals

The Michigan Craft Beverage Council (MCBC) announced it is accepting 2022 research grant proposals with a maximum grant award of $40,000.  While any research topic will be accepted, the Council has identified the following funding priorities: climate change impacts affecting Michigan’s craft beverage agricultural supply … Continue readingMichigan Craft Beverage Council Accepting Research Grant Proposals

Spirits Industry Tariff Suspensions Draw Applause from Industry, But American Whiskey Still Suffers

The United States and European Union decided to suspend tariffs impacting the spirits industry for five years during the ongoing Boeing-Airbus trade dispute, and spirits organizations are applauding. “This agreement is good news for spirits producers who have been hammered by tariffs in recent years, … Continue readingSpirits Industry Tariff Suspensions Draw Applause from Industry, But American Whiskey Still Suffers

Distilled Spirits Council Forms Committee to Drive Diversity, Equity

The Distilled Spirits Council of the United States has formed a Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee designed to identify and define immediate and long-term actions to take to build more diverse and inclusive opportunities for spirits industry professionals. The new committee will be chaired by … Continue readingDistilled Spirits Council Forms Committee to Drive Diversity, Equity

Diageo Announces Pronghorn Initiative to Promote Diversity, Equality

Diageo announced a partnership with spirits industry veterans Dia Simms and Erin Harris to launch Pronghorn, an economic initiative focused on supporting expanding diversity, equity, and inclusion within the beverage alcohol industry. The program is named for the land animal of the same name, which … Continue readingDiageo Announces Pronghorn Initiative to Promote Diversity, Equality

Good News, Bad News: Distilled Spirits Council Releases 2020 Economic Report

While the coronavirus pandemic that took over the world in early 2020 brought with it human suffering and death, it also brought plenty of economic suffering, and the hospitality industry was one that was hit hard. Combined with international trade tariffs that offered a completely … Continue readingGood News, Bad News: Distilled Spirits Council Releases 2020 Economic Report