The Fourth Annual Wine Bloggers Conference is Coming to Virginia

Join wine bloggers, new media innovators, and wine industry leaders on July 22-24, 2011 in Charlottesville, Virginia for the fourth annual North American Wine Bloggers Conference – the premier conference for new media and the wine industry. This three-day symposium builds on our past successes and brings you a unique opportunity to learn about and … Read more The Fourth Annual Wine Bloggers Conference is Coming to Virginia

Decision Threatens Winery Privileges

The following article appears in the February 2011 issue of Wines and Vinesby Cary M. Greene The Third Circuit Court of Appeals in Philadelphia recently issued a decision, Freeman v. Corzine, which represents a substantial threat to the status quo for state winery tasting room, self-distribution, event, festival, restaurant, farmers market and other local winery … Read more Decision Threatens Winery Privileges

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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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