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TTB wine bond cancellation applications moving through quickly. Demo videos now live!

What a pleasant winery compliance surprise! A TTB application that moves quickly through to approval! (You learn to be grateful for simple things in my line of work) These applications being in reference

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The federal hiring freeze & what it means for US wineries

Earlier this week I was talking to the TTB offices in Cincinnati. I regularly reach out to them by phone to follow up on applications I’ve submitted for clients, which was the reason for my call. As

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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 Tuesday, December 13th at 1 pm PST. The topic:  Understanding if your winery qualifies to cancel your TTB wine bond in January 2017 The webinar

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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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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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