I have long referred to compliance as the unglamorous part of winemaking. I say this because all the details involved in maintaing a winery compliance system are necessary ones but for the most part very unpopular to those responsible for maintaining them. The reasons for this can often be related to the simple fact that their compliance “systems” are ineffective or basically non-existent.
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...