When does a wine qualify for Napa?

The names Napa and Napa Valley have very solid name recognition around the world. Their most common association is of course wine. If we see the words Napa Valley or even just the word Napa on labels or advertising for wine, we’re likely to think that the wine...

The TTB Reports all US Wineries are required to file

All US wineries are required to file three primary reports to the TTB (the Alcohol & Tobacco Tax & Trade Bureau) Of those three reports one of them is always required to be filed and the other two are only required if the winery does specific activities. All...

New Training! How to complete the CA Grape Crush report

An annual report that all CA wineries (& all businesses that purchase grapes) must file is due by January 10th. That report, perhaps one of the most unpopular reports in the winery world is the CA Grape Crush Report. Full course info here   There is a...

How to apply online for a Weighmaster license (in CA)

The 2020 grape harvest is underway! Here in Napa County several wineries have been posting photos of bins of grapes, and in some of the photos there are people standing around the bins wearing face masks. Yes this will be a masked harvest. But back to the bins of...