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July 19, 2019


IN THIS ISSUE

Greetings! This week’s top news includes the establishment of the Crest of the Blue Ridge Henderson County AVA, information about a webinar on malt beverage formulas, how to register for our last TTB Trade Practice Seminar, and news that we recently certified 160 new individuals in our Chemist Certification Program.

TTB ESTABLISHES CREST OF THE BLUE RIDGE HENDERSON COUNTY AMERICAN VITICULTURAL AREA

On Friday, July 19, 2019, we published T.D. TTB–156 in the Federal Register to establish the approximately 215-square mile “Crest of the Blue Ridge Henderson County” American viticultural area in Henderson County, North Carolina, effective on August 19, 2019.  The Crest of the Blue Ridge Henderson County viticultural area is not located within any other established viticultural area.

TTB issued this regulation in response to a petition submitted by the executive director of Agribusiness Henderson County and the county extension support specialist for North Carolina Cooperative Extension on behalf of local vineyard owners and vintners.  We designate viticultural areas to allow vintners to better describe the origin of their wines and to allow consumers to better identify wines they may purchase.

See Docket No. TTB–2018–0009 at Regulations.gov for all documents and public comments related to this rulemaking.

Read the press release.

TTB WEBINAR: WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT SUBMITTING MALT BEVERAGE FORMULAS

Date: Tuesday, July 30, 2019

Time: 2 – 3 p.m. ET

Whether you are new to the brewing industry or just want to learn more about what we are looking for when you submit a malt beverage formula application through Formulas Online, this webinar is for you.

Here’s some of what you’ll learn:

  • Reasons why formula approval is required for certain malt beverages
  • How to determine if your malt beverage requires formula approval
  • Ingredient documentation we typically need as part of your formula application
  • How to avoid common errors when submitting an application in Formulas Online

Spaces are filling up fast, so Register Now.

A link and call-in information will be sent via email on the morning of the webinar.

LAST CHANCE TO ATTEND A TTB TRADE PRACTICE SEMINAR!

Are you interested in learning more about federal trade practice rules?  Do you want to know what the terms “Tied-House”, “Consignment Sale”, “Exclusive Outlet”, and “Commercial Bribery” mean?  Well, you have one more chance this year, on August 1st, in St. Louis, Missouri.

Come and join TTB for either the morning or afternoon session, where we will discuss laws, regulations, and enforcement efforts related to the federal trade practice rules.  In addition, officials from the Missouri Division of Alcohol and Tobacco Control will be on hand to educate and answer questions about similar topics at the state level.

The seminar is free of charge, but you must register to attend.

ST. LOUIS, MISSOURI

August 1, 2019

Register for the 8 a.m. - noon session

Register for the 1 - 5 p.m. session

For additional information, please see our Trade Practice Seminar Registration Page, and register today!

TTB ISSUES CHEMIST CERTIFICATIONS TO FACILITATE EXPORT OF ALCOHOL BEVERAGES

TTB’s Scientific Services Division recently issued a total of 160 new certifications to chemists and enologists during the 2019 spring cycle of the Chemist Certification Program.

We offer this program to facilitate the export of alcohol beverages to foreign markets. Under the program, individuals in private industry are certified to perform specific analyses that are listed in TTB Procedure 2018-2. Many countries that require a report of analysis of alcohol beverages as a condition of entry accept analyses performed by a TTB-certified chemist.

To learn more, see TTB Procedure 2018-2. To view the current lists of certified individuals, visit our Chemist Certification Program page.

 

 

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