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News Briefs for March 2, 2018

•The Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB), along with the California Department of Alcoholic Beverages, has opened an investigation into illegal trade practices in Napa and Sonoma counties centering on consignment sales. Continue reading →

Posted in News on March 2, 2018

Craft Spirits Industry Aims For An FET Reduction, Reduced Regulatory Hurdles

The craft spirits category is expected to get some good news on the tax front soon, due to growing support for the Craft Beverage Modernization and Tax Reform Act (S. 236/ H.R. 747), which aims to reduce taxes and regulations for craft brewers, distillers and vintners. Continue reading →

Posted in News on November 1, 2017

TTB Again Targets Pay-to-Play, This Time In Illinois

The Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) is continuing its crackdown on so-called “pay-to-play” schemes, this time targeting the Illinois market. Continue reading →

Posted in News on September 22, 2017

News Briefs for July 24, 2017

•The Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) is conducting an ongoing investigation into “pay to play” schemes in the Miami metro area. Continue reading →

Posted in News on July 24, 2017

Craft Brewing and Distilling News for November 18, 2016

•The Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) has accepted a $750,000 settlement from Massachusetts wholesaler Craft Beer Guild, LLC, a subsidiary of the Sheehan Family Companies, for trade practice violations laid out in the Federal Alcohol Administration Act (FAA). Continue reading →

Posted in News on November 18, 2016

News Briefs for October 4, 2016

•Under current law, a wine labeled with an appellation—whether it’s Napa Valley, Finger Lakes or Rocky Knob—must be made with fruit primarily from that appellation (at least 75% in some areas, 85% in others) and be “fully finished” within that state or a neighboring one. Continue reading →

Posted in News on October 4, 2016

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