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August 10, 2018


IN THIS ISSUE

Greetings! This week's top news includes announcements that we've published the presentation used at our recent trade practice seminars on TTB.gov, we've updated our guidance on transferring unlabeled bottles of wine between wineries, and we're holding another webinar on submitting wine formulas.

2018 TRADE PRACTICE SEMINAR PRESENTATION IS AVAILABLE AT TTB.GOV

We recently concluded our trade practice seminars for the year. Seminars were held in Miami, San Francisco, Chicago, and Boston in cooperation with the respective state agencies. The seminars were designed to help educate industry members about the basic tenets of trade practice laws and regulations. You can find the presentation TTB used during these seminars on our TTB Trade Practices page.

In addition, watch TTB.gov and this newsletter for additional trade practice training opportunities in 2019.

UPDATED GUIDANCE ON TRANSFER OF UNLABELED BOTTLED WINE (SHINERS) BETWEEN TWO WINERY PREMISES

A bottle of wine may not be removed from bonded wine premises for consumption or sale without the label required by 27 CFR 24.257. However, under 27 CFR 24.256, wine that is bottled or packed and stored for the purpose of aging need not have labels affixed until the wine is removed for consumption or sale.

Although the regulations do not specifically provide for this, TTB has allowed bottled wine without a label (also known as shiners) to be transferred in bond between bonded wine premises for the purposes of labeling, as long as the label is affixed to the bottle prior to removal from bonded wine premises for consumption or sale.

We recently updated FAQ W8, which contains guidance on the procedures and responsibilities of the various parties for the transfer of unlabeled bottled wine.

TTB WEBINAR: WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT SUBMITTING DOMESTIC WINE FORMULAS

Date: Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Time: 2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. ET

Register for this webinar to learn about submitting wine formulas in Formulas Online. Learn what TTB looks for in these formulas and what you need to submit.

Topics will include:

  • Formula basics
  • Reasons why formula approval is required for certain wines
  • How to determine if your wine requires formula approval
  • Common reasons why we have to return wine formulas for correction

Spaces are filling up fast, so please register here.  The webinar link and call-in information will be sent out on the morning of August 14.

We look forward to meeting with you!

Your TTB Formula Team

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