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Monthly Archives: February 2011

WineAmerica Joins Industry Partners to Oppose a Wholesaler Protection Bill

Thu. Feb 17, 2011

By Cary M. Greene On Monday February 14, WineAmerica joined with our producer and importer trade association partners in expressing our opposition to the wholesaler-sponsored bill known as the Comprehensive Alcohol Regulatory Enforcement Act (CARE Act) or, more appropriately, the [...]

WineAmerica Legislative Update

Wed. Feb 16, 2011

By Jennifer Montgomery As we await the next step in the saga of the “CARE” Act, drama is not lacking on Capitol Hill as Congress and the Administration wrangle and argue over major money issues. President introduced his 2011 budget [...]

FY 2012 TTB Budget to be $5 million less than proposed for FY 2011

Mon. Feb 14, 2011

By Michael Kaiser Today to much fanfare the White House released the FY 2012 Budget Proposal. This is the recommendation to Congress for the funding of the Federal government for the 2012 Fiscal Year. There are a wide variety of [...]

WineAmerica: U.S. Wine Industry Consumer Direct Sales Survey

Fri. Feb 11, 2011

WineAmerica: U.S. Wine Industry Consumer Direct Sales Survey: “VinQuest™ 2011 – the U.S. wine industry’s annual survey of consumer direct sales trends at the country’s 3500+ bonded wineries. Qualif…”

TTB Announces Changes for COLA Submissions

Wed. Feb 2, 2011

By Michael Kaiser The Alcohol Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau has just announced a few changes for submitting Certificate of Label Approvals (COLAs) and Formula Approvals. As many of you probably noticed it is taking longer than normal for COLAs [...]

The Fourth Annual Wine Bloggers Conference is Coming to Virginia

Wed. Feb 2, 2011

Join wine bloggers, new media innovators, and wine industry leaders on July 22-24, 2011 in Charlottesville, Virginia for the fourth annual North American Wine Bloggers Conference – the premier conference for new media and the wine industry. This three-day symposium [...]

Decision Threatens Winery Privileges

Tue. Feb 1, 2011

The following article appears in the February 2011 issue of Wines and Vinesby Cary M. Greene The Third Circuit Court of Appeals in Philadelphia recently issued a decision, Freeman v. Corzine, which represents a substantial threat to the status quo [...]