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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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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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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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TTB label approvals: now allowing your application to not match your label!

TTB label approvals, or COLAs as the lingo goes for industry insiders are a topic that generally causes those of us who deal with their submission and approval to roll our eyes and have no shortage of

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TTB Label Approvals……Make Sure to Plan Ahead!

Wineries beware! TTB label approval times are now back up to over 30 days! Here is my post from 2 years ago w/info on how you can plan ahead for this necessary step in the process: All wines that are bottled

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TTB Label Approval Search Advice From Eliot Ness

The TTB’s website really does have a lot of good information. (If you know where to look) I myself can vouch for this firsthand as I’ve been viewing it as part of my profession since 1998.

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Does Your Wine Have an Outdated Identity?

Did you know that all wines have a standard of identity? All US wines that is, and this is in relation to how the TTB (www.ttb.gov/wine) defines them. A required item for any wine label is what the TTB

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For Whom The Label Approval Responsibility Tolls.

Back on the ever popular topic of wine labels, I’ve got a question for all of you involved in the label approval part of the process. Say a wine is made at winery A but then shipped to winery B

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How to Create the Perfect Blend When Designing Your Wine Labels.

The practice of winemaking is often referred to as an art or a craft. The process of creating a label is a very intricate one as well. It is intricate not only because of the TTB regulations that surround

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