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October 18, 2017
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Wine Example Formulas

To help you better understand what information, and how much detail, to include in an alcohol beverage formula application, we've created some example applications for fictitious products. These example formulas are shown as they would appear in Formulas Online, and each includes the supporting documentation (one or more of: Flavor Ingredient Data (FID) sheet, Limited Ingredient Calculation Worksheet, Ingredient Specification Sheet) that should be submitted with the formula.

Each example also includes some information on how the product could be labeled, based on the ingredients and method of manufacture of the product.

Example 1: Other Than Standard Wine (Wine Specialty)

In this example, the formula is for an Other Than Standard Wine (wine specialty) that is made from a natural wine base (as defined in 27 CFR 24.10), approved wine treating materials (as listed in 27 CFR 24.246 or allowed by 27 CFR 24.250), four compounded flavors, certified color, and a natural sweetener. It does not meet any of the standards of identity in 27 CFR 4.21 and is therefore classified as a wine specialty (for formula purposes), and would be labeled with a truthful and adequate statement of composition under 27 CFR 4.34.

Example 2: Other than Standard Wine (Wine Specialty) with Two Flavor Groups

This example demonstrates that one formula can be used to cover two different versions, or flavor profiles, of a finished wine product. This Other Than Standard Wine (wine specialty) is made from a base of natural wine (as defined in 27 CFR 24.10) with approved wine treating materials (as listed in 27 CFR 24.246 or as allowed by 27 CFR 24.250), a natural sweetener, and certified colors. It does not meet any of the standards of identity in 27 CFR 4.21 and is therefore classified as a wine specialty (for formula purposes), and would be labeled with a truthful and adequate statement of composition under 27 CFR 4.34.

 

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Questions? For more information about alcohol beverage formulas, contact us at 202-453-2250 or toll free at 866-927-ALFD (2533), or send us a message using our Alcohol Labeling and Formulation Division (ALFD) Contact Form. See our customer service desk information page for more contact information.

If you're having technical issues with our online applications contact the TTB Help Desk at TTB.Helpdesk@ttb.gov or at 866-240-0835.


Page last reviewed: October 18, 2017
Page last updated: November 30, 2017
Maintained by: Alcohol Labeling and Formulation Division

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