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For easy access, you can read Title 27 - Code of Federal Regulations and public laws relating to the wine industry.


U.S. Code-Title 26 - Internal Revenue Code

U.S. Code-Title 27 - Intoxicating Liquors

Public Law 107-188 - The Public Health Security and Bioterrorism Preparedness and Response Act of 2002

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Part 1 - Basic Permit Requirements Under the Federal Alcohol Administration Act, Non-Industrial Use of Distilled Spirits and Wine, Bulk Sales and Bottling of Distilled Spirits

Part 4 - Labeling and Advertising of Wine

Part 9 - American Viticultural Area

Part 12 - Foreign Nongeneric Names of Geographic Significance used in the Designation of Wines

Part 13 - Labeling Proceedings

Part 16 - Alcoholic Beverage Health Warning Statement

Part 24 - Wine

Part 27 - Importation of Distilled Spirits, Wine and Beer

Part 28 - Exportation of Alcohol

Public Guidance

Formal interpretations of TTB and ATF regulations

Formal instructions to the industry that supplement TTB regulations. 

Industry Circulars 
Guidance to help industry members understand and comply with applicable laws and regulations

Treasury Decisions 
Official rules of the Department of the Treasury issued for the administration, application, and enforcement of the Federal laws administered by TTB

Other Public Guidance 
Guidance documents that we have issued to help our regulated industries understand our regulations and policies



Questions?  If you have questions regarding permits, applications, bonds, tax payments, etc., you may contact the National Revenue Center online or at 877-882-3277 (Toll Free).  If you're having technical issues with our online applications contact the TTB Help Desk or see the TTB Online Help Center.

Last reviewed: December 24, 2015
Last updated: September 20, 2021
Maintained by: Regulations and Rulings Division