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Wine Rulings

This link accesses IRS Revenue Rulings and ATF/TTB Rulings pertaining to wine. These rulings are available for your information.

  • 2016-2  TTB Approves General-Use Formulas for Certain Agricultural Wines
  • 2014-3 [SUSPENDED] Bottling Taxpaid Wine in Growlers or Similar Containers for Consumption Off of the Premises (Suspended per TTB April 25, 2014 Announcement)
  • 2014-2 Revised Interim Policy on Gluten Content Statements in the Labeling and Advertising of Wine, Distilled Spirits, and Malt Beverages
  • 2012-3 Recognition of Andong Soju and Gyeongju Beopju as Distinctive Products of Korea (supersedes Ruling 2012-1)
  • 2012-2 Interim Policy on Gluten Content Statements in the Labeling and Advertising of Wines, Distilled Spirits, and Malt Beverages.
  • 2012-1 Recognition of Andong Soju and Gyeongju Beopju as Geographical Designations for Distilled Spirits (superseded by Ruling 2012-3)
  • 2010–2 Consolidated Imports of Personal Purchases of Alcohol Beverage Product
  • 2008-1 Standards of Identity and the Use of Semi-generic Designations and Retsina on Certain European Wines Imported into the U.S.
  • 2004-1 Caloric and Carbohydrate Representations in the Labeling and Advertising of Wine, Distilled Spirits and Malt Beverages.
  • 2002-7 Wine made from grapes frozen after harvest may not be labeled with the term "ice wine" or any variation thereof, and if the wine is labeled to suggest it was made from frozen grapes, the label must be qualified to show that the grapes were frozen postharvest.
  • 95-2 Athletes, Athletic Activities or Events and Motor Vehicles in Labeling and Advertising of Alcoholic Beverages
  • 92-1 Tax Credit for Certain Small Domestic Producers
  • 91-1 Multistate Appellations of Origin for Contiguous States
  • 85-14 Labeling of Wine Bearing Generic or Semi-Generic Designation
  • 85-6 Use of Reverse Osmosis to Reduce Alcohol in Standard Wine
  • 85-4 Use of the Term "Natural" in the Labeling and Advertising of Alcoholic Beverages
  • 84-3 Transfer of Certificates of Label Approval
  • 83-6 Transfers of Certificates of Label Approval
  • 82-4 Use of Descriptive Terms on Wine Labels
  • 80-19 Special Events on Premises of Bonded Wine Cellar
  • 78-4 Use of Descriptive Terms on Wine Labels
  • 77-30 Guidelines for Labeling EEC Wines
  • 74-25 Designation Cabernet as Type Designation for Wines
  • 74-19 Omission of Additions to Wine in Calculations
  • 74-3 Filing of Claims for Wine Casualty Losses
  • 73-21 Dispensing of Wine from Other than Original Containers
  • 73-6 Spanish Wines Labeled with Grape Type Designations
  • 73-5 Spanish Wines Labeled with Semi-generic Designations
  • 71-535 Labels on Imported Alcoholic Beverages
  • 71-172 Reuse of Distilled Spirits or Wine Cases
  • 64-325 Vin Rose Wine
  • 64-301 Reuse of Cases for Distilled Spirits or Wine
  • 62-224 Labeling by Wholesale Liquor Dealer
  • 60-369 Wine Labeling
  • 59-218 Olallie may be Labeled as Blackberry Wine
  • 57-124 Permit and Labeling Requirements
  • 56-461 Pokeberries
  • 56-430 Aleatico Grape may be Used for Muscatel Wine
  • 55-618 Wine Labels
  • 55-595 Labeling Wine Bottled by a Taxpaid Wine Bottling House for Another Person
  • 54-526 Solids Content of Wine Limitations are not applicable to Vermouth or Aperitif Wines
  • 54-418 Aperitif Wine
  • 54-151 Providing Glassware to Retailers

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