Category: Spirits

12/16
2018

What to expect if TTB shuts down this week

Déjà vu all over again. We’re ending 2018 with the same drill we started with in 2018. Unless a federal short-term temporary funding bill passes next week, the TTB could be closed into the New Year. Lawmakers from both parties have negotiated deals with bipartisan support approving more than three quarters of the 2019 budget, […]

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12/13
2018

Weekly Digest | CO Sales Tax Delay, TTB Enforcement Settlement, Regulatory Roundup, Napa Permits, Hemp Legalization, WI Priorities

In this week’s digest, we look into an additional delay in the rollout of Colorado’s new sales tax rules, a wholesaler dishes out a massive payout to TTB, an overview of the most relevant provisions of the California ABC Act, an update of Napa County’s new winery use permit compliance resolution, a new law that […]

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12/05
2018

Weekly Digest | New Wholesale Portal, TTB Label Rulemaking, Impactful Retailer Shipping Decision, Napa Compliance Policy Changes

In this week’s digest, we examine the all-new Wholesale Laws for Wineries portal, a new rulemaking document from TTB, a momentous court ruling in Illinois, and Napa County presents a new resolution for compliance policy. Announcing the All New Wholesale Laws for Wineries Site We are proud to announce that through collaboration with the Wine […]

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11/28
2018

Weekly Digest | TTB Goals, WSWA Files Amicus Brief, Wine Label Controversy, Live CA Hearing

In this week’s digest, we explore TTB’s strategic plan for the next five years, WSWA files an amicus brief in the upcoming Byrd Supreme Court Case, Copper Cane is officially ordered to change their labels, winemakers question the U.S. standards for labeling wine, and Legislature’s Wine and Governmental Organization Committees hold a hearing to discuss […]

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11/20
2018

When TTB Accomplishes Their Goals, We All Win

The Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) recently released their strategic plan for the next fives years. Since what TTB does impacts everyone in the alcohol beverage industry, it’s useful to understand where they want to be in 2022. In order to identify their goals and their operating environment, TTB conducted environmental scans, […]

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11/15
2018

Weekly Digest | Final Compliance Workshop, Crowd-Funded Briefs, New IL and MI Regulations, ADA Compliance

In this week’s digest, we take a look at the upcoming 2018 Compliance Workshop in Monterey, a crowd-funded amicus brief for the Byrd vs. Tennessee Supreme Court case, the Illinois “of value” regulations, the state of Missouri’s appeal for the tied house law and advertising regulations, and how winery websites can become compliant with the […]

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11/08
2018

Weekly Digest | Impactful Industry Changes, Web Compliance, Label Controversy

In this week’s digest, we explore harmful practices in the alcohol industry, winery website compliance, growing frustrations for America’s alcohol shipping laws, the Oregon labeling controversy, the effects of the Supreme Court’s recent decisions on the industry, and changes made by U.S. Customs and Border Patrol. Why Are America’s Alcohol-shipping Laws Such s Cluster$#&%—and Will […]

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11/01
2018

Weekly Digest | Continued CO Changes, TTB Investigations, Label Requirements, Cannabis Regulations

In this week’s digest, we dive into the continued confusion over Colorado’s emergency rule changes, permit suspensions to California wholesalers, the importance of filing license modifications, and new labeling requirements for Monterey County. Colorado Reschedules Rules Hearing, Provides Compliance Grace Period There’s still a lot of confusion around the Colorado Department of Revenue’s (DOR) recent […]

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08/15
2018

California ABC adds guidance on CBD infusions: No!

The California Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) recently updated their Industry Advisory on Cannabis and Alcoholic Beverages to answer questions about the sale and use of cannabidiol (CBD) products derived from hemp. As we outlined in January, the initial guidance made it clear that while individuals can hold both alcohol and cannabis licenses simultaneously, […]

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05/29
2018

Regulatory Recap: Takeaways from the Mid-Year Beverage Alcohol Compliance Updates Event

We had a blast today at the Mid-Year Regulatory Updates event in our office in Paso Robles. A sold-out crowd of 50 people showed up to discuss recent compliance developments at the state and federal levels with our team and with Annie Bones, State Compliance Specialist for Wine Institute. For those that couldn’t make it, […]

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