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Napa County wineries: How to calculate if compliant with your Use Permit gallons

How do you know whether your winery is in compliance? There are several areas for wineries to ensure they stay in compliance, so more often than not the answer may be something like “who knows?”. An

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Compliance how to’s for listing an out of state AVA on your wine label

My last post and video were on the Elouan Oregon Pinot Noir label and specifically whether its use of three Oregon AVAs would be be kosher with TTB regulations. After sharing that post and reading others

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Are the AVAs on the Elouan back label OK? (from a TTB viewpoint)

I get Lew Perdue's daily Wine News fetch email which helps keep me in the loop on the stories in the wine business world and often inspire my blogs/videos. A story in one of those headlines caught my eye

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TTB compliance code-breaker for US wineries

There's a ridiculous amount of terminology thrown at unsuspecting wineries related to their TTB compliance. They are required to be able to decipher what all this terminology means to them from a day to

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Helpful TTB manual & book for wine label requirements

A wine label. The cover on the finished book of a wine's life. That's how I've often referred to them. In my world they are also the easiest way to explain to someone what it is that I do. Believe it or

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Harvest 2018 is on! Here are nine harvest compliance refresher videos.

The beginning of another wine life cycle has begun. Harvest of 2018 is officially underway. The harvest period in the winemaking cycle is a unique area of winery compliance with many ins and outs for winery

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Filing requirements for the TTB 5120.17 report for all US wineries

Running a winery is a a lot of work. Growing, making, storing, bottling and last but by no means least selling the product. It's no wonder that keeping up with their TTB compliance is often little understood.

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Pre 2011 wineries- here’s how to access your TTB permit file online

Was your winery established before 2011? That will then mean that your application for your TTB permit was filed the "old school" route, which meant on paper, in duplicate and via snail mail to the TTB

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The downs and ups of TTB Permits Online

The TTB's platform, Permits Online is about to come out with an updated version. This platform was first launched in 2011 and is used (in the wine world) by any business that is filing an application to

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When bulk wine hurts or helps your winery’s TTB excise taxes

Here we are already half way through 2018- which I recently described as a very unique year for TTB compliance. The other terms I'd considered before settling on unique were confusing and frustrating.

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