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TTB NEWSLETTER | Weekly News

July 24, 2020


IN THIS ISSUE

Greetings! This week’s top news includes proposed changes to the Santa Lucia Highlands and Arroyo Seco AVAs, new downloadable distilled spirits bootcamp presentations, and information about our laboratories passing the annual International Organization for Standardization (ISO) audit.

SANTA LUCIA HIGHLANDS AND ARROYO SECO AVA BOUNDARY MODIFICATIONS PROPOSED

We are accepting comments through September 18, 2020, on Notice No. 192, Proposed Modification of the Boundaries of the Santa Lucia Highlands and Arroyo Seco Viticultural Areas. The proposed boundary modifications for these two American Viticultural Areas (AVAs) would remove approximately 376 acres from the Santa Lucia Highlands AVA, and would also remove 148 acres from the Arroyo Seco AVA and place them in the Santa Lucia Highlands AVA.  The established AVAs and the proposed boundary modification areas are located within the established Central Coast and Monterey viticultural areas.

We are making this proposal in response to a petition filed on behalf of the local grape growers and winemakers.  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.

You may submit comments electronically on this proposal and view copies of the proposed rule, selected supporting materials, and any comments we receive in Docket No. TTB–2020–0007.  You also may view the proposed boundary modifications on the AVA Map Explorer.

NEW DISTILLED SPIRITS TRAINING PRESENTATIONS AVAILABLE

This year we presented our new TTB Bootcamp for Distillers training series during the recent ADI Virtual Craft Spirits Conference. You can now access these presentations, as well as others, on the TTB Presentations page.

Distilled Spirits Bootcamp 2020 - Records, Reports, Returns

Distilled Spirits Bootcamp 2020 - Formulas

Distilled Spirits Bootcamp 2020 - Labeling

We’re sharing these presentations for everyone’s benefit. Feel free to bookmark them or download a copy for future reference.

TTB LABORATORIES SUCCESSFULLY PASS ANNUAL ISO AUDIT

The four laboratories that comprise our Scientific Services Division – Beverage Alcohol Laboratory, Nonbeverage Products Laboratory, Tobacco Laboratory, and Compliance Laboratory –successfully completed the Annual Review by the American Association for Laboratory Accreditation (A2LA), an International Organization for Standardization (ISO) accreditation body in the United States. The TTB labs have been accredited to the ISO 17025 standard for testing and calibration laboratories since 2007.

 

 

 

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