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

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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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Recordkeeping & Reporting Reminder

We’re in the season for sending in quarterly and annual Reports of Wine Premises Operations (TTB form 5120.17) and TTB Excise Tax Returns (TTB form 5000.24) again, so we thought it would be a good time for a brush up on TTB recordkeeping and reporting requirements. As an arm of the Treasury Department, TTB functions … Read more

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Date Change for the 2011 Wine and Grape Policy Conference

The 2011 Wine and Grape Policy Conference that was scheduled from March 20 – 23, 2011 has been rescheduled to May 8 – 11, 2011. As previously announced, the Conference will be held at the Phoenix Park Hotel on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. The annual Wine and Grape Policy Conference in Washington, DC is … Read more

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Fall 2010 Unified Agenda of Federal Regulatory and Deregulatory Actions

By Michael Kaiser Twice a year the Federal Government publishes what is known as the “Unified Agenda of Federal Regulatory and Deregulatory Actions” or simply the “Unified Agenda”. This document contains the the regulatory agendas for all Federal agencies. This obviously includes TTB. The TTB plans on doing quite a bit of regulatory activity in … Read more

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