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What a TTB wine bond is (& is NOT!)

Anybody out there at all confused by what exactly a TTB wine bond is? No surprise there. The area of winery compliance is a constant source of confusion for winery owners and their staff. I hear about

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Webinar: How to understand if your site qualifies to cancel your TTB wine bond

Wine Compliance Alliance will be hosting a training webinar on Wednesday, December 7th at 1 pm PST. The topic:  Understanding if your winery qualifies to cancel your TTB wine bond in January 2017 The

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The TTB shares how to’s for cancelling your TTB wine bond

In their latest newsletter the TTB has now shared an update I’ve been waiting to see since their earlier announcement in January of this year in which they shared that permit holders who owe less

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California wineries: your report due this month on your production gallons

By now all California wineries as holders of the ABC type 02, or winegrower license would have received in the mail an annual required report from the California ABC. This is the Winegrowers/Blenders report.

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Further clarifying the TTB label approval application changes

So last week’s post on the newest changes coming this month to the TTB’s online label approval platform COLAs online has caused some confusion with many readers. (Surprise!) Sorry about that

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TTB now NOT requiring alcohol content, vintage or net contents on label approval applications!

The TTB has just released an update announcing more surprising changes to their COLAs online platform. If COLAs online has no meaning for you it is the electronic label approval platform through which

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US Wineries – harvest tips for any who are Alternating Proprietors

As part of my business assisting wineries with their compliance records and reports I’m often thinking 5 steps ahead of them. On that note this week’s blog post is for all US wine businesses

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Napa County wineries: Will your 2016 harvest numbers be inside your use permit?

The 2016 grape harvest has been off to a slow start here in Napa County for several weeks now. For all wineries that hold a use permit issued through the Napa County Planning office this means the beginning

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Question: Who is always responsible for filing TTB label approvals?

OK wine industry folks, let’s clear this up once and for all. When a TTB label approval (COLA) is required for the bottling of a wine who is the responsible party? A. The winery that bottles the

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Out of state shipments of grapes or bulk wine and the TTB labeling regulation updates

Strike that! Reverse it! This blog post has been edited to correct a misstatement that was listed related specifically to the use of a vintage or varietal on a wine label for a wine blend made from out

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