Hello to all with an interest in the wacky world of wine compliance! What is wine compliance you may ask? I know as a person who does this type of work I am asked that more often than not when the subject comes up. Wine compliance is everything from all of the required records and reporting that is done for the federal government, to the maze that is the direct shipping world of sending wine to/from the US states. I know it sounds terribly glamorous and it has its moments and really a lot more ins and outs to it than most would begin to guess. So this will be a spot where you can come to learn, discuss or ask questions about everything wine compliance related. I hope that it will be of use and interest to whoever comes across it. Some of our topics will include: TTB regulations, label approvals, required reporting, regulations updates, and useful tools for those of you who actually do this sort of work.
The TTB is exploring combining two winery reports
All US wineries are required to file two primary reports with the TTB, the Alcohol & Tobacco Tax & Trade Bureau. One of those reports, which must always be filed by wineries regardless of their activities, drives whether wineries are required to also file the...
If a winery’s reports aren’t up to date the TTB won’t process their permit applications
If I asked you "is your winery up to date in filing all your TTB reports?", would you have a confident yes as a response? Or would you pause, and respond with an unsure "uhhhhhhh" or worse yet "what TTB reports?". Well US wineries the TTB is now starting to catch up...