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TTB alternate procedure- Extended through Dec 2019- good news (sort of)

Nothing makes me happier in the work that I do than being able to share good news with US wineries. The TTB released an updated version of one of their industry circulars yesterday which will mean good

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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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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: US wineries do you know what “produced by fermentation” means on your reports and labels?

As harvest of 2017 continues on across the US many wineries have already "produced" new wines from this year's grape crop. That term, "produced" has a very specific definition to the federal regulating

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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 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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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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Napa County wineries: Do you know what your Use Permit conditions are?

For anyone who has been a regular reader of my posts these past several years I'm now branching out my marketing "portfolio" by regularly creating Youtube videos for the topics that I discuss around all

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TTB wine bond cancellation applications moving through quickly. Demo videos now live!

What a pleasant winery compliance surprise! A TTB application that moves quickly through to approval! (You learn to be grateful for simple things in my line of work) These applications being in reference

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The federal hiring freeze & what it means for US wineries

Earlier this week I was talking to the TTB offices in Cincinnati. I regularly reach out to them by phone to follow up on applications I’ve submitted for clients, which was the reason for my call. As

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