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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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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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TTB Alternate procedure for US wineries & their warehouses

Wine warehouse storage facilities in the US are jumping for joy these days. Why? They no longer (since Jan 1 2018) have to fiddle around with deducting credits off their winery clients TTB excise tax payments.

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Winery Compliance Class in Napa: Wed March 14th 9 am til noon

North bay winery owners & staff – The new tax law went into effect on January 1st. Do you know what all the TTB changes are or are you confused about how they directly affect your TTB records

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What can & can’t be done right now while the TTB is shut down.

The TTB is shutdown. Those were the words those of us in the compliance world of wine woke up to this morning. It always sounds so surreal to me. So what exactly does it mean for US wineries & wine

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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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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: 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: Wineries don’t do this on your weigh tags!

It’s game on for crush 2017!  Once the grapes start rolling in things heat up pretty fast. (No fermentation-related pun intended) Things can also quickly become rather chaotic when it comes to harvest

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