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Video: The value of reporting “produced by fermentation” for US wineries

Here we are staring at the end of the year once again. For US wineries that means a specific stage in their new wines "lives". For all that fermented grapes or juice from the 2017 harvest the end of each

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Things To Be Thankful For In Winemaking Compliance

Yes I know, “thankful” and “compliance” don’t usually show up in the same sentence together. But if you’re someone who has spent the past 17 plus years interacting with

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Video: Good news for pre 2011 US wineries – TTB Permits Online now available to you!

As a winery compliance consultant my work can have regular challenges and frustrating experiences. So when some good news shows up unexpectedly I appreciate it thoroughly!The good news that showed up today

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Video: California wineries-time to determine your ABC license renewal fee

All California wineries have an annual filing due TODAY to the CA ABC (California Alcoholic Beverage Control) which is the Winegrower/Wineblender report. This annual report is sent to you & returned

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Video: How to report wine gallons dumped due to smoke taint

The skies have cleared and we no longer are bombarded with the sight and smell of smoke here in Napa Valley. Now all the massive amounts of cleanup begin for home and business owners. For wineries here

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Video: Reporting your wine loss numbers from wildfire damage to the TTB

The catastrophic wildfires here in Napa and Sonoma county are now at close to full containment. For winery staff this means they are getting back to finishing up with the grape harvest and monitoring their

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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: US wineries do you know what “produced by fermentation” means on your reports and labels?

As harvest of 2017 continues on across the US many wineries have already "produced" new wines from this year's grape crop. That term, "produced" has a very specific definition to the federal regulating

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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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