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Category Archives for Laws of Wine Compliance

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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What all US wineries need to understand about “produced” and their excise taxes

Since early this year all my posts, videos and trainings have focused on the range of changes affecting US wineries specific to their TTB compliance. These changes resulting from the tax law which went

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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: 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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Video: Common tare info for wineries using macro bins for their grape loads

The macro bin. These heavyweight plastic bins that have become the go-to container for transporting grapes at harvest time. (and for many winery sites using them as fementation vessels too!) Here

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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: 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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Woops Wineries……….did you spill something?

After spotting a recent article about another type of wine spill I thought it time to add an update to this blog post. The article, “Wine spills into road” couldn’t help but catch my

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