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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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Video: Buying grapes from a CA grower? You need this license

Harvest 2017 is coming up quickly which means many wine businesses are well into grape contracts for the season. Here in California any individual or business that purchases wine grapes is required to

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Napa County wineries: Do you know what your Use Permit conditions are?

For anyone who has been a regular reader of my posts these past several years I'm now branching out my marketing "portfolio" by regularly creating Youtube videos for the topics that I discuss around all

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Wineries: No cross outs on your weigh tags!

It’s game on for crush 2015 2016! A colleague recently shared a post about the sparkling grape harvest getting started in Lodi. Once the grapes start rolling in things heat up pretty fast. (No

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Wineries: Requirements for showing wine production numbers on your TTB report

This week’s blog post is the 2nd in a series I’m posting for winery staff to help them understand and be aware of how they need to be reporting some specific numbers annually (at least) on

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Napa County Use Permit holders: Understanding the 75% rule VS production.

The topic of winery use permits has been a hot one here in Napa County since early this year. From my viewpoint of growing  in Napa and working in the wine industry since 1993, we’re reaching a

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Napa County winery annual reporting may be coming soon

There are currently several hundred wineries in the unincorporated area of Napa county which hold a use permit issued by the Napa County Planning office. Currently these wineries are not required to file

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Talking wine label compliance with Rob Mondavi

Winery compliance as a profession is a rare and generally unknown one. Most people I meet have no idea what the term “winery compliance” means. One of the easiest ways to explain what it is

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Wineries: How is your compliance confidence?

Winery compliance is  (more often than not) a conundrum. A conundrum is defined as “a difficult and intricate problem”. I think most winery staff who have had the responsibility of trying

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AVAs on Wine Labels: Continued

Last week I wrote about the conjunctive labeling laws on the books here in California – and specifically the requirement of placing the parent AVA, Napa Valley next to any sub-AVA of it that is listed

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