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Wine Labeling

Wine, which includes cider and mead, must be properly labeled before it can be sold in the U.S. marketplace. This guidance will help you understand TTB’s requirements for wine labels.

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Getting Started with Wine Labeling
Learn about basic labeling requirements for wine, including cider and mead
Overview of labeling requirementsExamples

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Mandatory Wine Label Information
An explanation of each statement required to appear on most wine labels
Required information on the brand labelRequired information on any label

Designing your label? Use this Mandatory Information Checklist prior to applying for label approval.

Want a concise guide to mandatory labeling information? View the Wine Beverage Alcohol Manual.

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Optional Wine Label Information
Rules you must follow if you label wine with this optional information
Most commonly usedDietary information
Production claimsMiscellaneous

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Applying for Label Approval
The TTB approvals you need for your labels and how to obtain them
Preparing to applyUsing COLAs Online

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Laws, Regulations, and Other TTB Guidance

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Frequently asked questionsCider
Presentation and seminar materials
Formula information
Other related information

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For more information on labeling, contact us at 202-453-2250 or toll free at 866-927-ALFD (2533), or send us a message using our ALFD Contact Form.

See our customer service desk information page for more contact information.

Last updated: March 7, 2024
Maintained by: Alcohol Labeling and Formulation Division