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CA wineries: Time to renew your ABC licenses

Here in California if you are in business as a winery, which is known as a “Winegrower” with our Alcoholic Beverage Control agency by now you would have more than likely received a mailing

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Winery Compliance Class in Napa: April 12th 9 am til noon

*NOTE: An incorrect date was listed on postcard mailing. Correct date is Wednesday, April 12th 9 am til noon. The requirement for Napa County winery use permit holders to submit annual reports is getting

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Woops Wineries……….did you spill something?

After spotting a recent article about another type of wine spill I thought it time to add an update to this blog post. The article, “Wine spills into road” couldn’t help but catch my

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Connecting your grape weigh tags to your wine labels

Yet another grape harvest is underway across California & the western states. The grape harvest is where the compliance “story” of a wine and all it’s relevant details begin. From

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Wineries: No cross outs on your weigh tags!

It’s game on for crush 2015 2016! A colleague recently shared a post about the sparkling grape harvest getting started in Lodi. Once the grapes start rolling in things heat up pretty fast. (No

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Napa County wineries: Ready for required use permit reporting?

The annual reporting requirement for all Napa County winery use permit holders just took another step closer to being in effect. This reporting requirement is part of the APAC recommendations still being

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Tips for wineries on interacting with the TTB

I am regularly emailing or calling or hearing from staff at the TTB offices. Most of this contact is with their national revenue center office in Cincinnati. This is the office that handles all of the

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When is a red blend not a red wine? In the TTB label approval process!

This week’s blog post comes to you courtesy of a recent contact I had with a  winery compliance colleague. Their request was for a post on a topic related to wine label requirements, and specifically

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US Wineries: Do your wines qualify for the small producers tax credit: Part 2

In last week’s post I wrote about how to determine if your winery qualifies to file and pay your TTB excise taxes under the small producers tax credit (SPC). There are two main areas that need to

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US wineries: Does your winery qualify for the Small Producers Tax Credit? (part 1)

My most recent blog posts have been about the currently hot topic of TTB wine bonds. In today’s post I’m covering some in depth specifics on what the purpose of a TTB wine bond is all about:

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