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Monthly Archives: August 2011

TTB Issues Intructions on How to File A Disaster Claim

Tue. Aug 30, 2011

ATTENTION: RETAILERS, WHOLESALERS, IMPORTERS, EXPORT WAREHOUSE PROPRIETORS, AND MANUFACTURERS OF BEVERAGE ALCOHOL AND TOBACCO PRODUCTS: Businesses may file claims with the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) for the payment (refund or allowance of credit) of Federal excise [...]

Registration is Now Open for the Fall 2011 WineAmerica Board of Directors and Membership Meeting in

Mon. Aug 29, 2011

The 2011 WineAmerica Fall Board of Directors and Membership Meeting is rapidly approaching. This year we are very excited to be going to Boise, Idaho. This year’s Fall Meeting is very important. There have been many changes at WineAmerica this [...]

Time for Payment of Certain Excise Taxes, and Quarterly Excise Tax Payments for Small Alcohol Excise Taxpayers

Fri. Aug 26, 2011

The Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) is adopting, as a final rule, regulations contained in a temporary rule pertaining to the semimonthly payments of excise tax on distilled spirits, wine, beer, tobacco products, and cigarette papers and [...]

Fri. Aug 26, 2011

WineAmerica signs Joint Letter on Alcohol Temperature Expressing

Wed. Aug 24, 2011

Wine Institute and WineAmerica are requesting assistance from TTB’s Scientific Services Division for the purpose of determining whether TTB regulations and requirements can be modified so that the temperature at which percentage of alcohol by volume is expressed is consistent [...]

Protecting Your Business in an Evolving Wine Shipping Market

Wed. Aug 10, 2011

By Cary M. Greene Back in 2009, we wrote about several investigations by state alcohol beverage regulators questioning the use of third parties in facilitating direct to consumer shipping—marketing portals, online retailers, pick and pack warehouses, and similar businesses. While [...]

A Talk with WineAmerica's Cary Greene

Tue. Aug 9, 2011

WineAmerica’s Cary Greene gave an interview with Wine and Spirits Daily. It was published today. WineAmerica is a grassroots organization that represents large and small wineries in approximately 48 states. It started in 1978 as an eastern regional wineries association, [...]

TTB Makes Change to Approval of Personalized Labels

Tue. Aug 9, 2011

by Michael Kaiser The following story was posted by the Associated Press today: Schumer: Feds move to speed wine bottle labeling Associated Press ROCHESTER, N.Y. — Sen. Charles Schumer says the federal government is taking an important step to simplify [...]