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Video: Good news update on FDA food facility registration exemptions

The topic of winery compliance, when mentioned is one that more often than not will cause people to make a face. Understandably then when good news updates come along in the winery compliance world I like

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Video: Can you accept an “outside” weigh tag?

Tis the season! The grape harvest season is underway in parts of California, the west coast and other grape growing areas of the US. In the "compliance spirit" of the season I've once again been focusing

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Video: What fields are required to be on a weighmaster certificate (CA wineries)

The grape harvest of 2017 has officially kicked off here at several CA wineries from the posts I've seen in the press and on facebook.As I shared in my last post I'll be sharing several winery harvest

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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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CA Wineries: Don’t let your ABC license get suspended by missing this report!

I hear frequently from winery staff here in California- frantically reaching out because their CA ABC type 02 license is either already suspended or in threat of being suspended. What was the source of

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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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Video: Who is ALWAYS responsible for obtaining a TTB label approval?

TTB label approvals, or COLAs as they are referred to in the wine world. A topic that I hear no shortage of questions around. Not at all surprising really since there is a lot going on around a wine label

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CA wineries: Time to renew your ABC licenses

Here in California if you are in business as a winery, which is known as a “Winegrower” with our Alcoholic Beverage Control agency by now you would have more than likely received a mailing

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Home winemaker in Napa? You can become a licensed winery at your house.

According to the California ABC's website there are currently 1,491 type 02 license holders in Napa County. The type 02 license, or Winegrower is what a winery holds. To further clarify this does include

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California wine businesses: Do you know how to lookup your California ABC license details?

If you are in the business of making, importing or selling wine in California then you, or your business hold a license with the California Alcoholic Beverage control department. (or CA ABC) There is a

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