TTB’s Proposed Changes to Rules

Did you know that TTB is seeking public opinion on potential changes to a number of TTB regulations?

For instance, TTB is seeking the public opinion in regards to the TTB’s practice regulations in response to Executive Order 14036 (“Promoting Competition in the American Economy”), and in response to a related report issued by the U.S. Department of the Treasury (“Competition in the Markets for Beer, Wine, and Spirits”).

TTB is recommending changing its rules to permit some wines bearing a single-State American viticultural area (AVA) as an appellation of origin to be completely finished in a neighboring State. TTB is putting up this proposal in response to input from the general public on a prior rulemaking. With this idea, more participants of the industry would be able to designate an AVA as the appellation of origin on their wine labels. AVA names are optionally used on wine labels.

TTB  is also proposing changes to its wine labeling standards by adding several additional names to the list of grape variety names authorized for use in labelling American wines in response to petitions received from members of the wine industry.

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