Which Alcohol Beverages Require Formula Approval?

Wine

This wine is:

Domestic

Imported

Which of the following best describes this wine?

Imitation wine    i-Help

Imitation wine is defined as:
• Any wine containing synthetic materials
• Any wine made from a mixture of water with residue remaining after thorough pressing of grapes, fruit, or other agricultural products
• Any class or type of wine the taste, aroma, color, or other characteristics of which have been acquired in whole or in part, by treatment with methods or materials of any kind (except as permitted in 27 CFR 4.22(c)(6)), if the taste, aroma, color, or other characteristics of normal wines of such class or type are acquired without such treatment
• Any wine made from must concentrated at any time to more than 80° brix (Balling).

27 CFR 4.21(h)

Other than Standard wine    i-Help

Other than Standard wine, as defined in 27 CFR part 24, is an umbrella term that covers a wide range of wines and wine products that are not standard wine because of how they are made. It includes:

• Wine made with:
-Sugar and/or water beyond the limitations prescribed for standard wine. For example: Other than Standard Orange Wine
-Materials not authorized for use in standard wine. For example: glitter
-Materials or processes that are not authorized for the treatment of wine and juice. For example: freezing grapes post-harvest

Note: There are other types of Other than Standard wine. If you are uncertain if your wine is Other than Standard, please select the next closest option from the list.

27 CFR 4.21(h)
27 CFR 24.212, 24.218, 24.246, 24.248

Saké or other rice wine    i-Help

Generally, for matters relating to domestic production and tax, saké is treated as beer under the Internal Revenue Code (IRC). For labeling and advertising, saké is treated as wine under the Federal Alcohol Administration (FAA) Act. More information

27 CFR 4.21(f)(5)
27 CFR 25.55(a)(5)

Saké or other rice wine with added colors or flavors    i-Help

Generally, for matters relating to domestic production and tax, saké is treated as beer under the Internal Revenue Code (IRC). For labeling and advertising, saké is treated as wine under the Federal Alcohol Administration (FAA) Act. More information

27 CFR 4.21(f)(5)
27 CFR 25.55(a)(5)

Vermouth or other aperitif wine    i-Help

All aperitif wines, including vermouth, must be made from a base of grape wine.

Aperitif wine is wine having an alcoholic content of not less than 15 percent by volume, compounded from grape wine containing added brandy or alcohol, flavored with herbs and other natural aromatic flavoring materials, with or without the addition of caramel for coloring purposes, and possessing the taste, aroma, and characteristics generally attributed to aperitif wine and shall be so designated unless designated as "vermouth."

Vermouth is a type of aperitif wine compounded from grape wine, having the taste, aroma, and characteristics generally attributed to vermouth.

27 CFR 4.21(g)

Nonbeverage wine, cooking wine, or other wine product that is not sold or consumed as a beverage    i-Help

Nonbeverage wine (including nonbeverage cooking wine) is typically wine, or wine products made from wine, treated with methods or materials, such as salt, which render the wine or wine products unfit for beverage use.

There are additional kinds of wine that are not intended to be consumed as beverage wine, but will instead be used for blending with other wines or for distilling.

Grape wine, fruit wine, cider, mead, or another wine not listed above

Tell us a little more. Which of the following best describes this wine:

Distilling material    i-Help

Wine may be produced on bonded wine premises from grapes and other fruit, natural fruit products, or fruit residues, for use as distilling material, using any quantity of water desired to facilitate fermentation or distillation. No sugar may be added in the production of distilling material. Distillates containing aldehydes may be used in the fermentation of wine to be used as distilling material. Lees, filter wash, and other wine residues may also be accumulated on bonded wine premises for use as distilling material.

27 CFR 24.216

Heavy bodied blending wine    i-Help

Heavy bodied blending wine is wine made for blending purposes from grapes or other fruit without added sugar, and with or without added wine spirits, and having a total solids content in excess of 21 percent. Heavy bodied blending wine may be used in blending with other wine made from the same kind of fruit or for removal upon payment of tax, not for sale or consumption as beverage wine. Upon removal, the shipping containers and shipping records will be marked "Heavy Bodied Blending Wine—Not for Sale or Consumption as Beverage Wine."

27 CFR 24.213

Salted cooking wine    i-Help

Salted wine is wine not for beverage use having not less than 1.5 grams of salt per 100 milliliter of wine. (12.5 pounds of salt/100 gallons of wine.)

27 CFR 24.215(b)

Spanish type blending sherry    i-Help

Blending wine made with partially caramelized grape concentrate, with a high solids content and dark in color, not for sale or consumption as beverage wine. Spanish type blending sherry is not standard wine and may not be blended with standard wine except pursuant to an approved formula or in the further production of this type of wine.

27 CFR 24.214

Vinegar    i-Help

Vinegar of this type is wine or wine product not for beverage use having not less than 4.0 grams (4.0 percent) of volatile acidity (calculated as acetic acid and exclusive of sulfur dioxide) per 100 milliliters of wine. More information.

27 CFR 24.215(c)

Vinegar stock    i-Help

Vinegar stock may be produced on bonded wine premises with the addition of any quantity of water desired to meet commercial standards for the production of vinegar. Vinegar stock may be made only by the addition of water to wine or by the direct fermentation of the juice of grapes or other fruit with added water.

27 CFR 24.217

Other nonbeverage wine    i-Help

Nonbeverage wine is wine, or wine products made from wine, treated with methods or materials which render the wine or wine products unfit for beverage use. This includes certain cooking wines.

27 CFR 24.215(a)

This wine contains (select all that apply):

Artificial sweetener     i-Help

Examples include:
• Aspartame
• Sucralose
• Acesulfame potassium (acesulfame-K)
• Neotame
• Advantame

Colors, coloring materials, or other substances used for color    i-Help

Examples include:
• Caramel color
• FD&C yellow no. 5
• Fruit and vegetable juices

More information

Compounded flavors
      (including clouds or blenders)
    i-Help

Compounded flavors are flavors, clouds, or blenders that consist of multiple ingredients that are combined to produce a particular taste characteristic. Typically these flavors are purchased from a flavor manufacturer.

Examples include:
• Natural strawberry flavor
• Natural and artificial berry flavor

Extracts or essences    i-Help

Essences or extracts are preparations of natural constituents extracted from natural sources, such as fruit, herbs, and berries. All ingredients used in an extract or essence must be considered safe for use in food by FDA. Essences or extracts may contain alcohol.

Examples include:
• Peach extract
• Apple essence
• Cherry distillate

Note: The use of essences or extracts in the production of domestic "agricultural wine" alters the classification to "other than standard wine"

27 CFR 24.85

"Hemp" ingredients    i-Help

In determining whether a "hemp" ingredient is allowable for use in an alcohol beverage, TTB will consult with DEA and FDA where appropriate.

More information and Hemp Policy

Spirits produced from fruit(s) (Wine Spirits)
      (For wines made from fruit, select only if the spirits were derived from a fruit different from what was fermented to make the wine)
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For example:

Select if:
• Grape brandy is added to cherry wine
• Neutral grape spirits added to honey wine

Do not select if:
• Grape brandy is added to grape wine
• Neutral orange spirits are added to orange wine

Note:
• You may only use spirits derived from fruit in the production of domestic wine.
• Spirits may be added to standard grape or standard fruit wine only if both the wine and the spirits are produced from the same kind of fruit. If the spirits are not made from the same kind of fruit, the classification is altered to "other than standard wine"
• The use of spirits in domestic "agricultural wine" alters the classification to "other than standard wine"

27 CFR 24.192, 24.200, 24.225, 26 U.S.C. 5373

Sugar other than pure dry sugar, liquid sugar, and invert sugar syrup
      (brown sugar, corn syrup, high fructose corn syrup, etc.)
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Pure dry sugar is refined sugar 95 percent or more by weight dry, having a dextrose equivalent of not less than 95 percent on a dry basis, and produced from cane, beets, or fruit, or from grain or other sources of starch.

Liquid sugar is a substantially colorless refined sugar and water solution containing not less than the equivalent of 60 percent pure dry sugar by weight (60 degrees Brix).

Invert sugar syrup is a substantially colorless solution of invert sugar which has been prepared by recognized methods of inversion from pure dry sugar and contains not less than 60 percent sugar by weight (60 degrees Brix).

Thujone - any Ingredient that typically contains thujone    i-Help

The FDA regulations at 21 CFR 172.510 authorize the use of certain ingredients subject to the requirement that the finished alcohol beverage be thujone-free.

Examples include:
• Artemisia (Wormwood)
• Tansy
• Yarrow

None of the above

Not including the primary fruit(s) or other agricultural products that are fermented to make this wine, which of the following are used for flavoring or sweetening (select all that apply):

Fruit juice or concentrate
      (For wines made from fruit, select only if it is derived from a fruit that is different from the fruit used to make the wine)
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For example:

Select if:
• Pineapple juice is added to cherry wine
• Pear juice is added to cider
• Strawberry concentrate is added to grape wine

Do not select if:
• Apple juice is added to apple cider
• Grape juice concentrate is added to grape wine

Herbs, spices, or other food materials
      (other than hops used in the production of honey wine)
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Examples include:
• Cinnamon added to cider
• Honey added to apple wine
• Chili pepper added to honey wine

None of the above

This wine is made by fermenting any form -- whole, juice, concentrate, puree -- of (select all that apply):

Grapes
Dried fruit(s)
      (including raisins)

Other fruit(s)
     (peaches, strawberries, oranges, etc.)

Carrots
Onions
Peppers
Pumpkins
Rhubarb
Sweet potatoes
Tomatoes
Other vegetable(s)
Honey
Maple Syrup
Other agricultural product(s)i-Help

Select if your beverage is made by fermenting one or more ingredients that you don't see listed here.

For example:
• Flowers (dandelion, lilac, lavender)
• Herbs (basil, rosemary)
• Spices

 

How many kinds of fruit are being fermented?

1 kind

2 or more kinds

How to choose between "1 kind" and "2 or more kinds" of fruit

Apples, blackberries, raspberries, oranges, and lemons are examples of "1 kind" of fruit, even if the wine is made by fermenting multiple varieties of that kind.

For example, if the wine is made by fermenting:
• Jonagold apples and Pippin apples – select "1 kind"
• Blueberries and strawberries – select "2 or more kinds"
• Grapefruit and lemons – select "2 or more kinds"

How many kinds of vegetables or agricultural products are being fermented?

1 kind

2 or more kinds

How to choose between "1 kind" and "2 or more kinds" of vegetables or other agricultural products

Beets, asparagus, and okra are each examples of "1 kind" of vegetable even if the wine is made by fermenting multiple varieties of that kind.

For example, products made by fermenting:
• Red beets and sugar beets – select "1 kind"
• Beets and okra – select "2 or more kinds"
• Dandelions and lavender - select "2 or more kinds"
• Basil and rosemary - "2 or more kinds"

This wine is made by:

Fermenting more than one kind of fruit together    i-Help

Examples of fermenting different kinds of fruit together:

Example 1:
• Step 1 - Peach juice is fermented with strawberry juice in the same tank.
• Step 2 - The resulting "peach-strawberry wine" is bottled.

Example 2:
• Step 1 - Blueberry juice is fermented with raspberry juice in the same tank.
• Step 2 - The resulting "blueberry-raspberry wine" is bottled.

Fermenting more than one kind of fruit separately, then blending the resulting wines     i-Help

Example of fermenting different kinds of fruit separately, then blending the resulting wines:

• Step 1 - Peaches are fermented in a tank, resulting in a peach wine. Strawberries are fermented in a different tank, resulting in a strawberry wine.
• Step 2 – The peach wine and the strawberry wine are blended together, resulting in "A blend of peach and strawberry wines."

This wine is made by:

Fermenting more than one kind of vegetable or other agricultural product together    i-Help

Example of fermenting different kinds of agricultural products together:

• Step 1 – Honey is fermented with carrot juice.
• Step 2 - The resulting "honey-carrot wine" is bottled.

Fermenting more than one kind of vegetable or other agricultural product separately, then blending the resulting wines     i-Help

Example of fermenting different kinds of agricultural products separately, then blending the resulting wines:

• Step 1 – Honey is fermented in a tank, resulting in a honey wine. Carrots are fermented in a different tank, resulting in a carrot wine.
• Step 2 – The honey wine and the carrot wine are blended together, resulting in "A blend of honey and carrot wines."

Is the alcohol content greater than or equal to 7 percent by volume?

Yes

No

Which of the following best describes this wine?

Asian plum wine    i-Help

Asian Plum wine is fruit wine produced by the normal alcoholic fermentation of the juice of sound, ripe plums that originates in any country on the Asian continent.

27 CFR 4.21(e)
27 CFR 4.38(h)

Imitation wine    i-Help

Imitation wine is defined as:
• Any wine containing synthetic materials
• Any wine made from a mixture of water with residue remaining after thorough pressing of grapes, fruit, or other agricultural products
• Any class or type of wine with the taste, aroma, color, or other characteristics of which have been acquired in whole or in part, by treatment with methods or materials of any kind (except as permitted in 27 CFR 4.22(c)(6)), if the taste, aroma, color, or other characteristics of normal wines of such class or type are acquired without such treatment
• Any wine made from must concentrated at any time to more than 80° brix (Balling).

27 CFR 4.21(h)
27 CFR 4.38(h)

Retsina wine    i-Help

Retsina wine is grape table wine fermented or flavored with resin.

Wine designated as Retsina wine must be produced in Greece, unless it was grandfathered under 26 U.S.C. 5388.

27 CFR 4.21(i)
27 CFR 4.38(h)

Saké or other rice wine    i-Help

Other rice wine includes Gyeongju Beopju, which must be manufactured in the Republic of Korea in accordance with the laws and regulations of the Republic of Korea governing the manufacture of Gyeongju Beopju. More information.

27 CFR 4.21(f)
27 CFR 4.21(f)(5)
27 CFR 4.38(h)

Saké or other rice wine with added colors or flavors

Vermouth or other aperitif wine    i-Help

All aperitif wines, including vermouth, must be made from a base of grape wine.

Aperitif wine is wine having an alcoholic content of not less than 15 percent by volume, compounded from grape wine containing added brandy or alcohol, flavored with herbs and other natural aromatic flavoring materials, with or without the addition of caramel for coloring purposes, and possessing the taste, aroma, and characteristics generally attributed to aperitif wine and shall be so designated unless designated as "vermouth."

Vermouth is a type of aperitif wine compounded from grape wine, having the taste, aroma, and characteristics generally attributed to vermouth.

27 CFR 4.21(g)
27 CFR 4.38(h)

Nonbeverage wine
      (including salted cooking wine)
    i-Help

Nonbeverage wine is wine, or wine products made from wine, treated with methods or materials, such as salt, which render the wine or wine products unfit for beverage use.

Grape wine, fruit wine, cider, mead, or another wine not listed above

This wine contains (select all that apply):

Artificial sweetener     i-Help

Examples include:
• Saccharin
• Aspartame
• Sucralose
• Acesulfame potassium (acesulfame-K)
• Neotame
• Advantame

Colors, coloring materials, or other substances used for color    i-Help

Examples include:
• Caramel color
• FD&C yellow no. 5
• Fruit and vegetable juices

More information

21 CFR part 73, subpart A
21 CFR part 74, subpart A

Compounded flavors
      (including clouds or blenders)
    i-Help

Compounded flavors are flavors, clouds, or blenders that consist of multiple ingredients that are combined to produce a particular taste characteristic. Typically these flavors are purchased from a flavor manufacturer.
Examples include:
• Natural strawberry flavor
• Natural and artificial berry flavor

Extracts or essences    i-Help

Essences or extracts are preparations of natural constituents extracted from natural sources, such as fruit, herbs, and berries. All ingredients used in an extract or essence must be considered safe for use in food by FDA. Essences or extracts may contain alcohol.

Examples include:
• Peach extract
• Apple essence
• Cherry distillate

"Hemp" ingredients    i-Help

In determining whether a "hemp" ingredient is allowable for use in an alcohol beverage, TTB will consult with DEA and FDA where appropriate.

More information and Hemp Policy

Thujone - any Ingredient that typically contains thujone    i-Help

The FDA regulations at 21 CFR 172.510 authorize the use of certain ingredients subject to the requirement that the finished alcohol beverage be thujone-free.

Examples include:
• Artemisia (Wormwood)
• Tansy
• Yarrow

None of the above

Not including the primary fruit(s) or other agricultural products that are fermented to make this wine, which of the following are used for flavoring or sweetening (select all that apply)?

Fruit juice or concentrate
      (For wines made from fruit, select only if it is derived from a fruit that is different from the fruit used to make the wine)
    i-Help

For example:

Select if:
• Pineapple juice is added to cherry wine
• Pear juice is added to cider
• Strawberry concentrate is added to grape wine

Do not select if:
• Apple juice is added to apple cider
• Grape juice concentrate is added to grape wine

Herbs, spices, or other food materials    i-Help

Examples include:
• Cinnamon added to cider
• Honey added to apple wine
• Chili pepper added to honey wine

None of the above

This wine is made by fermenting any form -- whole, juice, concentrate, puree -- of (select all that apply):

Grapes
Dried fruit(s)
      (including raisins)

Other fruit(s)
      (peaches, strawberries, oranges, etc.)
Carrots
Onions
Peppers
Pumpkins
Rhubarb
Sweet potatoes
Tomatoes
Other vegetable(s)
Honey
Maple Syrup
Other agricultural product(s)i-Help

Select if your beverage is made by fermenting one or more ingredients that you don't see listed here.

For example:
• Flowers (dandelion, lilac, lavender)
• Herbs (basil, rosemary)
• Spices

 

How many kinds of vegetables or agricultural products are being fermented?

1 kind

2 or more kinds

How to choose between "1 kind" and "2 or more kinds" of vegetables or other agricultural products

Beets, asparagus, and okra are each examples of "1 kind" of vegetable even if the wine is made by fermenting multiple varieties of that kind.

For example, products made by fermenting:
• Red beets and sugar beets – select "1 kind"
• Beets and okra – select "2 or more kinds"
• Dandelions and lavender - select "2 or more kinds"
• Basil and rosemary - "2 or more kinds"

This wine is made by:

Fermenting more than one kind of vegetable or other agricultural product together    i-Help

Example of fermenting different kinds of agricultural products together:

• Step 1 – Honey is fermented with carrot juice.
• Step 2 - The resulting "honey-carrot wine" is bottled.

Fermenting more than one kind of vegetable or other agricultural product separately, then blending the resulting wines     i-Help

Example of fermenting different kinds of agricultural products separately, then blending the resulting wines:

• Step 1 – Honey is fermented in a tank, resulting in a honey wine. Carrots are fermented in a different tank, resulting in a carrot wine.
• Step 2 – The honey wine and the carrot wine are blended together, resulting in "A blend of honey and carrot wines."

 

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Imported wine with less than 7 percent alcohol by volume DOES NOT REQUIRE formula or label approval.

Plum wine from Asian countries REQUIRES formula approval with laboratory sample analysis.

• Proceed to Formulas Online to apply.
• Select Asian plum wine as your Class/Type.
• Complete all required information in the Samples tab and submit sample to the TTB laboratory.

Imported imitation wine REQUIRES formula approval.

• Proceed to Formulas Online to apply.
• Select Imitation wine as your Class/Type.

Imported Retsina wine REQUIRES formula approval.

Wine designated as Retsina wine must be produced in Greece, unless it was grandfathered under 26 U.S.C. 5388.

• Proceed to Formulas Online to apply.
• Select Retsina as your Class/Type.

Imported saké or other rice wine REQUIRES formula approval with laboratory sample analysis.

• Proceed to Formulas Online to apply.
• Select Agricultural wine/saké/other rice wine – Imported as your Class/Type.
• Complete all required information in the Samples tab and submit sample to the TTB laboratory.

Imported saké or other rice wine with added colors or flavors REQUIRES formula approval.

• Proceed to Formulas Online to apply.
• Select Saké (Flavored/Colored)Imported as your Class/Type

Vermouth from Italy is exempt from formula and laboratory sample analysis requirements. All other imported aperitif wine, including vermouth, REQUIRES formula approval with laboratory sample analysis.

• Proceed to Formulas Online to apply.
• Select Aperitif or Aperitif/Vermouth as your Class/Type.
• Complete all required information in the Samples tab and submit sample to the TTB laboratory.

Imported nonbeverage wine DOES NOT REQUIRE formula approval or label approval.

This imported wine REQUIRES formula approval.

• Proceed to Formulas Online to apply.
• Select Other than standard wine/wine specialty as your Class/Type.

This imported wine REQUIRES formula approval with laboratory sample analysis.

• Proceed to Formulas Online to apply.
• Select Other than standard wine/wine specialty as your Class/Type.
• Complete all required information in the Samples tab and submit sample to the TTB laboratory.

Refer to our Hemp Policy for information on what must be included as supporting documentation with your formula application.

This imported wine REQUIRES formula approval with laboratory sample analysis.

• Proceed to Formulas Online to apply.
• Select Other than standard wine/wine specialty as your Class/Type.
• Complete all required information in the Samples tab and submit sample to the TTB laboratory.

This imported wine REQUIRES formula approval.

• Proceed to Formulas Online to apply.
• Select Other than standard wine/wine specialty as your Class/Type.

Based on your answers, this imported wine DOES NOT REQUIRE formula approval.

Proceed to COLAs Online to submit your labels.

This imported agricultural wine DOES NOT REQUIRE formula approval.

See TTB Ruling 2016-2 for additional information.

Proceed to COLAs Online to submit your labels.

This imported wine REQUIRES formula approval.

• Proceed to Formulas Online to apply.
• Select Other than standard wine/wine specialty as your Class/Type.

Based on your answers, this imported wine DOES NOT REQUIRE formula approval.

Proceed to COLAs Online to submit your labels.

This imported wine REQUIRES formula approval.

• Proceed to Formulas Online to apply.
• Select Agricultural wine/products other than honey, dried fruit, or rice as your Class/Type.

Imported wine made from multiple agricultural ingredients REQUIRES formula approval. This applies even if one or more of the agricultural products is covered by a general use formula as per TTB Ruling 2016-2.

• Proceed to Formulas Online to apply.
• Select Agricultural wine/products other than honey, dried fruit, or rice as your Class/Type.

Imported wine made by blending wines made from different kinds of agricultural products REQUIRES formula approval.

• Proceed to Formulas Online to apply.
• Select Other than standard wine/wine specialty as your Class/Type.

Domestic imitation wine REQUIRES formula approval.

• Proceed to Formulas Online to apply.
• Select Imitation wine as your Class/Type.

Domestic Other than Standard wine REQUIRES formula approval.

• Proceed to Formulas Online to apply.
• Select as your Class/Type:
  -Other than standard wine/wine specialty
  -Other than standard wine/other than standard or substandard,
or
  -Other than standard wine/high fermentation wine

Domestic saké or other rice wine REQUIRES formula approval.

Domestic saké must be made at a brewery and therefore the formula must be submitted under a Brewer's Notice. Domestic saké formulas submitted under a winery permit will not be approved.

• Proceed to Formulas Online to apply.
• Select Saké – Domestic as your Class/Type.

Domestic saké or other rice wine with added colors or flavors REQUIRES formula approval.

Domestic saké must be made at a brewery and therefore the formula must be submitted under a Brewer's Notice. Domestic saké formulas submitted under a winery permit will not be approved.

• Proceed to Formulas Online to apply.
• Select Saké (Flavored/Colored) – Domestic as your Class/Type.

Domestic aperitif wine, including vermouth, REQUIRES formula approval.

• Proceed to Formulas Online to apply.
• Select Aperitif or Aperitif/Vermouth as your Class/Type.

Domestic distilling material DOES NOT REQUIRE formula approval.

This product may not be sold as a finished beverage.

Domestic heavy bodied blending wine REQUIRES formula approval.

This product may not be sold as a finished beverage.

• Proceed to Formulas Online to apply.
• Select Other than standard wine/heavy bodied blending wine as your Class/Type.

Domestic salted cooking wine REQUIRES formula approval.

• Proceed to Formulas Online to apply.
• Select Nonbeverage wine/salted wine from the Class/Type dropdown on the Main tab.

This product does not require a TTB Certificate of Label Approval. This product must comply with the food labeling requirements of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

Domestic Spanish type blending sherry REQUIRES formula approval.

• Proceed to Formulas Online to apply.
• Select Other than standard wine/Spanish type blending sherry as your Class/Type.

This product may not be sold as a finished beverage.

Domestic vinegar wine REQUIRES formula approval.

• Proceed to Formulas Online to apply.
• Select Nonbeverage wine/vinegar as your Class/Type.

This product does not require a TTB Certificate of Label Approval. This product must comply with the food labeling requirements of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

Domestic vinegar stock DOES NOT REQUIRE formula approval.

This product may not be sold as a finished beverage.

Domestic other nonbeverage wine REQUIRES formula approval with laboratory sample analysis.

• Proceed to Formulas Online to apply.
• Select Nonbeverage wine/other as your Class/Type.
• Complete all required information in the Samples tab and submit sample to the TTB laboratory.

This product does not require a TTB Certificate of Label Approval. This product must comply with the food labeling requirements of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

This domestic wine REQUIRES formula approval.

• Proceed to Formulas Online to apply.
• Select Other than standard wine/wine specialty as your Class/Type.

This domestic wine REQUIRES formula approval.

• Proceed to Formulas Online to apply.
• Select Special natural wine (if using only caramel) or Other than standard wine/wine specialty as your Class/Type.

This domestic wine REQUIRES formula approval.

• Proceed to Formulas Online to apply.
• Select Special natural wine or Other than standard wine/wine specialty as your Class/Type.

This domestic wine REQUIRES formula approval.

• Proceed to Formulas Online to apply.
• Select Special natural wine or Other than standard wine/wine specialty as your Class/Type.

This domestic wine REQUIRES formula approval.

• Proceed to Formulas Online to apply.
• Select Special natural wine or Other than standard wine/wine specialty as your Class/Type.

Refer to our Hemp Policy for information on what must be included as supporting documentation with your formula application.

This domestic wine REQUIRES formula approval.

• Proceed to Formulas Online to apply.
• Select Other than standard wine/wine specialty as your Class/Type

This domestic wine REQUIRES formula approval.

• Proceed to Formulas Online to apply.
• Select Other than standard wine/other than standard or substandard as your Class/Type.

This domestic wine REQUIRES formula approval with laboratory sample analysis.

• Proceed to Formulas Online to apply.
• Select Special natural wine or Other than standard wine/wine specialty as your Class/Type.
• Complete all required information in the Samples tab and submit sample to the TTB laboratory.

This domestic wine REQUIRES formula approval.

• Proceed to Formulas Online to apply.
• Select Other than standard wine/wine specialty as your Class/Type

This domestic wine REQUIRES formula approval.

• Proceed to Formulas Online to apply.
• Select Special natural wine or Other than standard wine/wine specialty as your Class/Type

This domestic agricultural wine DOES NOT REQUIRE formula approval.

See TTB Ruling 2016-2 for additional information.

If this wine contains 7% or more alcohol by volume, proceed to COLAs Online to submit your labels.

Based on your answers this domestic wine DOES NOT REQUIRE formula approval.

If this wine contains 7% or more alcohol by volume, proceed to COLAs Online to submit your labels.

This domestic wine REQUIRES formula approval.

• Proceed to Formulas Online to apply.
• Select Other than standard wine/wine specialty as your Class/Type

Based on your answers this domestic wine DOES NOT REQUIRE formula approval.

If this wine contains 7% or more alcohol by volume, proceed to COLAs Online to submit your labels.

This domestic wine REQUIRES formula approval.

• Proceed to Formulas Online to apply.
• Select Agricultural wine/products other than honey, dried fruit, or rice as your Class/Type.

Based on your answers this domestic wine DOES NOT REQUIRE formula approval.

If this wine contains 7% or more alcohol by volume, proceed to COLAs Online to submit your labels.

Domestic wine made by combining/blending wines made from different kinds of fruit REQUIRES formula approval.

• Proceed to Formulas Online to apply.
• Select Other than standard wine/blended wines produced from diff. kinds of fruits as your Class/Type.

Domestic wine made from multiple agricultural ingredients REQUIRES formula approval. This applies even if one or more of the agricultural products is covered by a general use formula under TTB Ruling 2016-2.

• Proceed to Formulas Online to apply.
• Select Agricultural wine/products other than honey, dried fruit, or rice as your Class/Type.

Domestic wine made by blending wines made from different kinds of agricultural products REQUIRES formula approval.

• Proceed to Formulas Online to apply.
• Select Other than standard wine/wine specialty as your Class/Type.

 

 

TTB G: 2020-1
Page last reviewed: February 12, 2020
Page last updated: February 12, 2020
Maintained by: Alcohol Labeling and Formulation Division