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1:12 PM

The Los Olivos District AVA in Santa Barbara County has been established

Los Olivos vineyard and hills
Effective February 22, 2016, the TTB has approved the use of the "Los Olivos District" American Viticultural Area (AVA). According to the new ruling published 1/22/2016 (https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2016-01-21/pdf/2016-01155.pdf), the TTB has determined that the Los Olivos District AVA will remain part of both the established Santa Ynez Valley AVA and the established Central Coast AVA. There are approximately 12 bonded wineries and 47 commercially producing vineyards in the newly established AVA. For more information on this new ruling or labeling guidance, please contact Fainer Consulting.

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12:15 PM

New Beer Registration Requirements

Attention Beer Brewers: Effective January 1st, the CA Dept. of ABC will implement new beer registration procedures. Please refer to the recent ABC advisory at: ABC Advisory Beer Brand Registration Contact Fainer Consulting for more information or assistance. 805.964.8000

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12:27 AM

02/23/2015 – TTB Issues New Guidance on Annual Filing Requirements for Wineries

This week, the TTB clarified the criteria for filing the Excise Tax return and the Report of Wine Premises Operations on an annual frequency. Read about it here. Read More

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5:32 PM

TTB Final Rule for "Small Brewers" Takes Effect January 1, 2015

Aimed at what the TTB terms "small brewers", this ruling actually impacts approximately 91% of all permitted brewers. Read More

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7:25 PM

Napa Wine Businesses Destroyed By Recent Quake May Relocate Operations

Licensees whose licensed premises have been destroyed as a result of a fire or any "Act of God", may carry on his/her business for a temporary period of time (180 days for on-sale; 6 months for off-sale) at an nearby location (within 500 feet) while the premises are being repaired or rebuilt. Read More