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Video: Wineries don’t do this on your weigh tags!

It’s game on for crush 2017!  Once the grapes start rolling in things heat up pretty fast. (No fermentation-related pun intended) Things can also quickly become rather chaotic when it comes to harvest

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CA Wineries: Don’t let your ABC license get suspended by missing this report!

I hear frequently from winery staff here in California- frantically reaching out because their CA ABC type 02 license is either already suspended or in threat of being suspended. What was the source of

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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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The compliance of 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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The TTB is working weekends! Who knew?

Guess what US winemaking world? Our friends at the TTB are now working on weekends! This applies specifically to the always popular area of wine label approvals, otherwise known as COLAs. How do I know

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Purchase bulk wine? Here’s how to document it to meet TTB & CA requirements

Bulk wine. That’s the wine industry term for wine that isn’t in a bottle yet. Instead it is sitting at a permitted winery site in some sort of container, be that a stainless steel tank, a barrel,

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Being smart about starting a new wine business

I came across this article recently about the “top 10” mistakes that US wineries make in the US market. It was focused on wine importers however I found it to cover several very relevant point

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US Wineries: More savings may be coming for your TTB excise taxes

In January of this year came the announcement from the TTB that starting in January of 2017 many US winery TTB permit holders will no longer be required to maintain their TTB wine bond. See my blog post

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Wineries: Like to save $10,000 in taxes per year? (or more!)

Taxes. Always everyone’s favorite topic. Although when the topic is about things to do that result in dramatic savings on our taxes suddenly it becomes much more interesting. I recently gave a presentation

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