When scrolling through bottles of wine and beer at your local liquor store, or browsing the cannabis products in a neighborhood dispensary, labels jump out as one of the most important ways for a beverage or cannabis business to connect with its customers. Labels capture consumers’ attention, distinguish products from each other, and convey important information to potential buyers. This
Before any bottle of wine (inclusive of cider and mead) can be introduced into commerce in the United States, it must have an affixed label which has received either a Certificate of Label Approval (COLA) or COLA Exemption from the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB).
An individual or entity, including any industry member, or any person or entity on behalf of an industry member, may file a petition to establish a new American Viticultural Area (AVA).
The California Department of Alcohol and Beverage Control offers an extensive catalog of licensure and permitting options for wine industry businesses; this post highlights the ABC licenses most relevant to California wineries.