Fainer Consulting
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.

Fainer Consulting
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