Sun, 26 February 2017
ANN REYNOLDS, THE INSIDE STORY OF A WINE LABEL
This episode features author, Ann Reynolds, and her book The Inside Story of a Wine Label. Ann's business, Wine Compliance Alliance, is focused resource on navigating the sea of the TTB's federal regulations for everything from grapes to bottling. Ann's book details all of the regulated items on a wine label from brand name, alcohol content, to the specific nuances of appellation and the items that are not required on a wine label. After years involved with wineries large and small, I learned that even I was not fully aware of all the details regulated on a wine label. Winemakers rarely have a comprehensive education in the minutia of TTB regulations, but the feds are serious about the laws when it comes to an audit, and The Inside Story of a Wine Label is a way for winemakers to pull the guide off of the shelf in order to stay on top of each facet of a wine label. Make sure and check out the Wine Compliance Alliance Youtube channel, which has lots of free videos that cover everything from getting a winery bond to the differences between custom crush vs. an Alternating Proprietor (AP).
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