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March 4, 2016

Cautionary Tales for Suppliers and Distributors Playing Fast and Loose with Trade Practice Laws. Spoiler alert. Violating trade practice laws can be expensive, both at the federal and state level. Suppliers and distributors should be cautious in the pushing the boundary in their business practices and promotional efforts. Just because everyone else seems to be

October 2, 2014

The TTB reduces the regulatory burden on small brewers.   The TTB published a final rule entitled “Small Brewers Bond Reduction and Requirements to File Tax Returns, Remit Tax Payments and Submit Reports Quarterly” on September 30, 2014.  Despite the unwieldy title of the rule, it is intended to simplify the regulatory requirements for small

October 1, 2014

The TTB expands the allowable revisions to approved alcohol beverage labels.   On Monday, September 29 2014, the TTB issued Industry Circular 2014-2.  The Circular expands the list of allowable revisions to approved alcohol beverage labels effective on the date of the circular.  These changes will be added to the COLA form when it is next

April 26, 2014

The TTB Suspends Pending Wine Growler Rulemaking. Good news for Oregon licensees selling wine growlers.  The TTB has suspended its pending TTB Ruling 2014-3 entitled “Bottling Taxpaid Wine in Growlers or Similar Containers for Consumption Off of the Premises.” In short, the ruling held that the filling of growlers with taxpaid wine for consumption off

October 2, 2013

All the talk about the general public not noticing the government shutdown is just talk for anyone that hopes to open a winery, brewery, distillery or any other business that requires a TTB approval in the near future. The TTB has shutdown its Permits Online and has given notice that its staff will not be