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Category Archives for Wine Compliance

Does your winery qualify to cancel your TTB wine bond?

This is post number three following up on the TTB’s announcement related to updates in their wine bond requirements. This post is designed to help answer the question, will my winery qualify to no

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TTB wine bond update part 2: No wine bond does not mean no TTB permit

In last week’s blog post I explained the details behind the TTB’s recent announcement that starting in January of 2017 many US wineries will no longer be required to maintain their TTB wine

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US wineries: Will you need a TTB wine bond starting in 2017?

As a winery compliance consultant it makes sense that I’m signed up for the TTB’s email updates. Some of these announcements are useful, while some have no effect on me at all. Yesterday’s

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California wineries: Have you filed your 2015 reports?

It’s the beginning of a new year and with that in the world of winery compliance it also means for many wineries the required filing of one federal (TTB) and one state (CA BOE) report related to

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Wineries: How to electronically file your TTB Report of wine premise operations

This post is part 3 of a series on the most common TTB required report that all US wineries must file, the 5120.17 (or 702) Report of wine premise operations. The last two blog posts have both been building

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Wineries: Requirements for showing wine production numbers on your TTB report

This week’s blog post is the 2nd in a series I’m posting for winery staff to help them understand and be aware of how they need to be reporting some specific numbers annually (at least) on

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Wineries: How to file your annual TTB Report of wine premise operations

Not only is it the end of yet another calendar year, but in the winemaking world this time of the year also tends to coincide with the “end” of the winemaking life cycle. That end I refer to

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Year end winery compliance wrap up tips

2016 is quickly approaching and 2015 is quickly winding to a close. From a wine making compliance perspective there are some specific areas that are in the best interest of all wineries to give attention

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Dec 8th Napa county supervisors meeting: Review of APAC winery regulation recommendations

If you’re involved in the Napa winery industry you’ll likely be interested in attending the next Napa County supervisors meeting on Tuesday, December 8th at 9 am. The topic of great interest:

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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 15 plus years interacting with

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