TTB Updates Rules for Approval of American Viticultural Areas

By Michael Kaiser On Thursday, January 20 the TTB released updated rules on the approval process of American Viticultural Areas. Essentially the process for approval is the same. The applicants will still need to file a petition with the TTB with significant evidence to support the establishment of a new AVA. The TTB issues a … Read more TTB Updates Rules for Approval of American Viticultural Areas

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TTB Announces Notice of Proposed Rulemaking Proposing 57 New Approved Grape Variety Names

Today the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau issued a notice of proposed rulemaking that would add 57 new grape names to the approved list of grape variety names. TTB is seeking comments on the grape names proposed to insure accuracy. They would like to hear from wineries that may want to use the … Read more TTB Announces Notice of Proposed Rulemaking Proposing 57 New Approved Grape Variety Names

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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. Qualified representatives of any U.S. winery may participate in this survey by clicking here. Your participation will benefit the entire wine industry. In return for your time, all winery participants who complete this survey will … Read more U.S. Wine Industry Consumer Direct Sales Survey

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We are headed to Grand Junction, Colorado next week for VinCO 2011 : Wine Business, Enology, Viticulture, & Horticulture. Cary Greene and Michael Kaiser are featured speakers at the event and WineAmerica Insurance will have a booth at the trade show. http://www.caveonline.org/content/VinCO-2011

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