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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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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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TTB Required recordkeeping for Wineries

Here’s my brief video on the 3 basic TTB required records for any US winery:

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How to KNOW your excise taxes (TTB) have REALLY been paid!

This headline in the wine industry last week caught my attention- Wine Cellar owner sentenced to prison . This was related to lack of payment of TTB excise taxes due for over a year’s period of

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What do the proposed Paso Robles AVAs mean for your weigh tags right now?

I see that 11 new petitions have recently been submitted to the TTB for new AVAs all within the current Paso Robles AVA. For one, that’s a lot of slicing and dicing all at once! And of course there

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Who Needs Power of Attorney at Wineries?

I recently conducted a survey about the top wine compliance challenges winery staff are facing. One of the questions asked them if they had power of attorney for their winery. This was in reference

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Survey : What Are Your Top Wine Compliance Challenges?

Winery compliance is a complicated area which is only made more complicated by the fact that there is little to no formal training for those responsible for it. I realized this first hand 15 years ago

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