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

Unified Wine and Grape Symposium

By Michael Kaiser I just returned from the 2011 Unified Wine and Grape Symposium in Sacramento, California. Once again, a very impressive and important event for the American wine and grape industry. It is always a good opportunity for WineAmerica to connect with current winery and SAC members and develop some new contacts. The WineAmerica … Read more

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

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