There are several different ways to transfer a wine business to new ownership, and different reasons to do it — some of which unplanned, like death and divorce. This article helps you understand the options in advance.
Two important choices a new winery owner or brand builder makes are what to call his business and what to call his product. It’s easy to lose big if you don’t play by the rules of the name game.
This article will provide you with the basic principles that govern winery-wholesaler relationships. Don’t get hitched without knowing the rules.
Bottles that come off the bottling line without labels, aka shiners, need extra compliance care to avoid regulatory violations. And the penalties for slipping can be painful.
What you don’t know can hurt you! Here’s an invaluable preview of all the governmental processes you’ll need to handle BEFORE opening your alcoholic beverage-related business.
Part Two of this article explains when you can expect a conditional label approval, when you can’t, and some tips for avoiding the need for a use up (temporary label approval).
Part One of this article describes the two most common wine labeling mistakes wineries make — and what to do when it happens to you.
Regulatory agencies are always watching vintners to make sure they don’t use illegal marketing methods. Beware that your new promotional program does not violate the three tier laws.
Advice for amateur wine makers on how to create their own winery legally.
Contains a detailed report on the battle between Napa Valley Vintners Association and Bronco Wine Company over use of geographic brand names, and information on the “Napa truth in labeling law.”