Includes COOL Repeal and Increased TTB Funding Happy Holidays from all of us at WineAmerica. We had a very productive and successful year and we look forward to 2016. We will be back in the new year with a full slate of work on such issues as music licensing requirements and federal excise tax reform. … Read more Congress Approves Omnibus Appropriations Bill
Crabapples, Pineapples and Other Adventures Wine, few other libations can elicit as much praise as it does debate. More than any other drink that humanity has had the fortune of enjoying, wine is rife with rules and norms regulating how it is produced, served, and consumed. However, some of us aren’t very knowledgeable on grape … Read more Wine Comes From…
Log-in as a member to learn more about these important issues Problems logging-in? Email firstname.lastname@example.org Last week featured three important proposals that would impact the American wine industry in a substantial way. The Senate Finance Committee passed three tax proposals related to federal alcohol excise taxes. A cider bill would increase the alcohol and carbonation … Read more Excise taxes proposal – Small BREW act amendment – Cider classification change
Is there a difference between apple wine and cider? The labeling of cider can be confusing. Since many ciders are less than 7% alcohol by volume they are subject to FDA labeling requirements and do not need a Certificate of Label Approval. For an apple wine that is derived wholly from apples (with the exception … Read more Ask Your Advocate – Do you know the difference between apple wine and cider?