NEWS EDITION: It’s official: Gen Z is not a fan of wine (and what that means for everyone else)

For those of us wine-worshipping Millennials, the thought of the younger generation not inheriting this shared fervor for all things viticultural is outright ludicrous.

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It’s official: Gen Z is not a fan of wine (and what that means)

“For those of us wine-worshipping Millennials, the thought of the younger generation not inheriting this shared fervor for all things viticultural is outright ludicrous. But according to a new report from Silicon Valley Bank’s 2024 State of the US Wine Industry, that appears to be exactly what’s happening. Perhaps it was our over enthusiasm that spooked the members of Gen Z; perhaps they found our DIY cork art and tacky TJ Maxx wine-pun napkins too “cheugy,” and we’ve frightened them off of the incredible nectar forever.”

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Can alcohol-free wine see the same success as alcohol-free beer?

“Alcohol-free wine has been slower to take off than alcohol-free beer. Why is this – and are there signs that the category’s fortunes are changing? You don’t have to look far to see that the alcohol-free category is growing. Set to rise 7% globally from 2023-27. But where does wine fit in?”

 

Everything You Need to Know About THC Beverages

“On July 1, 2022, the cannabis industry in Minnesota changed forever. On that day, the Minnesota State Legislature did something pretty wild – they actually passed a law that gave the green light to selling stuff with THC in it. Statute 151.72 passed without a single “yay” or “nay” in the GOP-controlled Senate: no debates, no arguments, just a unanimous thumbs up.”

Here’s a great guide.

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We have a Processor who can facilitate compliant processing of THC sales. Don’t chance it on “flying under the radar”.

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