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Category Archives for Laws of Wine Compliance

Video: Demo of how to fill out TTB claim form to report wine loss due to wildfire damage

This has been a heartbreaking and surreal week here in Napa & Sonoma counties. And we're still far from out of the woods. The wildfires which started 5 days ago are still burning and threatening structures,

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Video: 6 additional common issues on weighmaster certificates

My office is in regular contact with a range of federal, state and local agencies that regulate wineries. Easily 95% of that time involves feeding them applications and any information and items that they

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Video: Connecting your grape weigh tags to your wine labels

There is a lot of what I call "connecting the dots" when it comes to winery records compliance. Two examples of those "compliance dots" are the grape weigh tags being created at wineries right now and

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Video: Common tare info for wineries using macro bins for their grape loads

The macro bin. These heavyweight plastic bins that have become the go-to container for transporting grapes at harvest time. (and for many winery sites using them as fementation vessels too!) Here

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Video: Can you accept an “outside” weigh tag?

Tis the season! The grape harvest season is underway in parts of California, the west coast and other grape growing areas of the US. In the "compliance spirit" of the season I've once again been focusing

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Video: Who needs a weighmaster license (CA wineries)

Harvest 2017 is about to begin here for US wineries. There are several compliance related topics that wineries need to be aware of, tracking correctly and reporting correctly. This then means that

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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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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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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: 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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