27 03, 2024

Attention Craft Wineries! Deadline for TTB Comments on Bottle Labeling is March 29th 

2024-03-27T15:35:03-07:00March 27, 2024|

The TTB is actively seeking input from small craft wineries across the nation as part of a regulatory review process. This is a unique opportunity to influence future regulations impacting the labeling and advertising of wine and distilled spirits. Your insights and experiences are important feedback for the federal government as it considers changes that could significantly affect the industry labeling requirements, especially smaller operations. 

8 02, 2024

TTB Announces Public Listening Sessions on Labeling and Advertising of Wine and Distilled Spirits

2024-02-08T14:36:18-08:00February 8, 2024|

Held on February 28 and 29, the sessions are part of the Biden Administration’s rulemaking process after the Department of the Treasury’s February 2022 report on “Competition in the Markets for Beer, Wine, and Spirits” following the President’s Executive Order 14036 to “to reduce the trend of corporate consolidation, increase competition, and deliver concrete benefits to America’s consumers, workers, and small businesses.”

30 11, 2023

Imported wines are taking over the American Market

2023-11-30T16:42:05-08:00November 30, 2023|

Imports of wine to the United States have reached record highs. According to the International Organisation of Vine and Wine (OIV), in 2022, the USA was the leading global importer of wine by both volume and value. Furthermore, it secured the second spot in bulk wine imports by volume, with an average import price of €0.82 ($0.89) per liter. The primary wine-exporting nations to the USA by volume were Spain, Italy, and France. 

8 11, 2023

CalRecycle to Discuss Expansion of California’s Recycling Program at Craft Wine Association Meeting

2023-11-13T07:45:51-08:00November 8, 2023|

At the next Craft Wine Association meeting on Nov. 15, representatives from CalRecycle will provide an overview of new changes to California's recycling program for producers to better understand how to comply. Starting on January 1, 2024, the program will include wine and distilled spirits in all container materials, including those packaged in a box, bladder or pouch, or similar container.   

23 06, 2023

Proposal to License Fulfillment Houses Threatens Direct Shipping

2023-07-24T12:32:52-07:00June 23, 2023|

The Uniform Law Commission (ULC), a nonprofit organization that recommends model legislation for states, is pursuing harmful policies that threaten the Direct to Consumer (DTC) wine shipping industry, particularly with its recommendations that fulfillment houses be licensed and comply with complex administrative requirements.    

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