TTB Extends Comment Period for Notice No. 160

by Michael Kaiser


The TTB has extended its comment period for Notice No. 160: Proposed Revisions to Wine Labeling and Recordkeeping Requirements. The notice proposes to amend the labeling regulations to provide that any standard grape wine containing 7% or more alcohol by volume that is covered by a certificate of exemption from label approval may not be labeled with:

  • A varietal designation
  • A type designation of varietal significance
  • A vintage date
  • An appellation of origin, unless the wine is labeled is in compliance with the standards set forth in the regulations.

WineAmerica did a full analysis of the proposal, you can read that here. The original comment period was closed on August 22. The TTB re-opened the comment requests from two different trade associations. The extended comment period is now open until December 7, 2016.

To submit a comment, or view the comments that have already been submitted, please visit the comment page here.


Questions? Contact Michael Kaiser, Director of Public Affairs,

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