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Monthly Archives: October 2013

What’s Going on in Washington, DC

Wed. Oct 30, 2013

Log in as a member to read the National Wine Policy Bulletin. It has been nearly two weeks since the federal government shutdown and things are back in working order again, at least for the time being.  The TTB is [...]

The Government Shutdown is Over

Thu. Oct 17, 2013

The Federal Government is now open for business. The TTB should be accepting new COLA applications today.  If you need to submit a COLA, we suggest waiting a few days as the system could be overloaded today. Wine related issues [...]

Wine Policy Day: Another Casualty of the Government Shutdown

Tue. Oct 15, 2013

By Michael Kaiser, Director of Communications One of the new policy initiatives at WineAmerica is Wine Policy Day.  Wine Policy Day is a coordinated effort with the State Associations Council to bring Members of Congress and other elected officials to [...]

Tips to Avoid Expensive Health Insurance Mistakes

Fri. Oct 11, 2013

Tips to Avoid Expensive Health Insurance Mistakes On Oct.1,  America’s health care system underwent the biggest change since Medicare’s arrival 50 years ago, when certain provisions of the ACA kicked in. Even though millions of people who have been without [...]

What the Federal Government Shutdown Means for Wineries

Tue. Oct 1, 2013

Due to the continuing debate over the Affordable Healthcare Act, the Federal Government shut down at 12am last night. What does this mean for wineries? Services deemed non-essential have been suspended. Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) has [...]