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New year – new changes to make to your TTB compliance

As of January 1, 2018 the changes put into place by the tax bill passed in December by congress are in effect according to the TTB's website. So far the TTB has put together some initial information on

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Do you have a “quick question” about your compliance?

I hear from a lot of people who are reaching out for guidance and begin by stating "I've got a quick question". Now whether or not their question qualifies as "quick" on my end remains to be seen, though

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Big changes coming for TTB winery compliance in 2018

The major headlines about the monster tax bill that just cleared congress don't sound like good news for many US residents. US wineries on the other hand do stand to have a happy 2018 as a result of it.The

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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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