TTB Issues Industry Circular On Repeal of Bond Requirements

The Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) has issued an industry circular to provide final guidance on the removal of bond requirements for certain wineries, breweries and distilleries that are liable for not more than $50,000 in federal excise taxes in a calendar year. As WineAmerica has reported over the past year, this … Read more

TTB Works to Simplify COLA Online Approval Process

By Michael Kaiser, Director of Public Affairs 10.11.16 If you submit your TTB COLA approvals through the TTB online portal (and we highly suggest that you do) you will notice some changes in the system. COLA’s Online has recently been updated. The goal of the changes is to prevent labels from being returned for correction. … Read more

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TTB Publishes FAQ on Tied House Ruling

3.21.2016 by Michael Kaiser The TTB has issued a set of frequently asked questions in response to their ruling on federal tied house violations (see our analysis here). The ruling was issued last month and was in response to Kroger’s proposal to allow a large distributor to control shelving in their stores. The TTB has … Read more

TTB Expands the Willamette Valley American Viticultural Area

The Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau has expanded the Willamette Valley American Viticultural Area (AVA) in Oregon. The AVA expansion, a long term initiative of WineAmerica member King Estate, was approved on March 3. The Willamette Valley AVA expansion will allow many wineries who currently label their wine with a state or county … Read more