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Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) - formerly the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF)

California Agricultural Statistics
California Dept. of Food and Agriculture (CDFA)
California Law
Code of Federal Regulations
Codex Alimentarius
U.S. Codex Office
European Union Food Regulations
European Union Legislation
European Union Patent Search
Food and Agricultural Office of the United Nations
Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
FDA - Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition
Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States
Joint Expert Committee on Food Additives
National Organic Program (USDA)
National Toxicology Program
Patent Search
State Alcohol Beverage Licensing Authority Links
State Tax Authority Links

State Wine Excise Tax Rates
State Malt Beverage Excise Tax Rates
State Distilled Spirits Excise Tax Rates
Trademark Search
United States Code (Federal Law)
United States Department of Agriculture (USDA)

USDA - Dietary Guidelines for Americans 2000, 5th Ed.
USDA - National Organic Program

Relevant Export Links

California Dept. of Food and Agriculture Ag Export Page
California Wine Export Program
Dept. of Commerce Export Site
Dept. of Commerce International Trade Administration
Dept. of Commerce "Online Global Business Tool for Small Companies"
International Trade Administration Trade Compliance Center
New World Wine Trade Group
Tradenet's Export Advisor
U. S. Customs Service
U. S. Commerce Service
USDA - Foreign Ag Service Wine Page
USDA - Foreign Ag Service US Mission to the European Union

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Wine Institute
American Society of Brewing Chemists
American Society of Enology and Viticulture
ASEV-Eastern Section
American Vineyard Foundation
American Vintners Association
Beer Institute
California Association of Winegrape Growers
Central Coast Winegrowers Association
Distilled Spirits Council of the United States (UNIMERC)
Family Winemakers of California
Institute of Food Technology
Lake County Winegrape Growers
Lodi Woodbridge Winegrape Commission
Mendocino Winegrowers Alliance
Monterey County Vintners & Growers Association
Napa Valley Vintners Associataion
National Conference of State Liquor Administrators (NCSLA)
National Alcoholic Beverage Control Assoc. (NABCA)
National Association of Beverage Importers(NABI)
Office International de la Vigne et du Vin (OIV)
Paso Robles Vintners and Growers Association
San Joaquin Valley Winemakers
Santa Barbara County Vintners Association
Society fo Wine Educators
Sonoma County Winery Association
Texas Wine and Grape Growers Association
Uniform Code Council (UPC Codes)
Washington Wine Institute

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Academic Institutions

Richard Gahagan winery complianceand distillery compliance consultant Cornell University
Fresno State - Viticulture and Enology Reseach Center
Oregon State University Department of Food Science
UC Davis
Washington State University Wine & Grape Program

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Downloads  Download documents are in PDF format and require Adobe® Acrobat® Reader®.

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Wine Analyses Text

Required Analytical Tests for Wineries, Gahagan, R.M. and Kirrane, M.A., (1998).

ATF Labeling Manuals

ATF P 5120.3 - Volume 1: Wine
ATF P 5110.7 - Volume 2: Distilled Spirits
ATF P 5130.3 - Volume 3: Malt Beverages

Below are Downloadable ATF Federal Excise Tax Payment Instructions, Including Payment Due Dates and a Quick Reference Guide to Wine Excise Tax.

Federal Excise Tax Due Dates 2004 Download
Instructions Beer Excise Tax Payments Download
Instructions Spirits Excise Tax Payments Download
Instructions Wine Excise Tax Payments Download
Quick Reference Guide to Wine Excise Tax Download

ATF Circulars and Procedures Important for Exporting Companies.

ATF Revenue Procedure 69-22 Qualification and Certification of Chemists and Laboratories to Analyze Distilled Spirits for Export

ATF Industry Circular 86-2 Certification and Analysis of U.S. Wine For Export to the European Economic Community (Deals with the documentation necessary to export wine to the European Union)

ATF Industry Circular 86-3 Certification of Chemists, Enologists and Laboratories for the Analyis of Wine for Export

ATF Industry Circular 89-5 Analysis of U.S. Wine and Spirits for Export to Japan

ATF Industry Circular 92-3 Information For Laboratories Analyzing Wine and Spirits for Export and Wineries Exporting Wine to the European Economic Community

ATF Industry Circular 2000-2 Exportation of Distilled Spirits, Wine, Beer and Tobacco Products Without Payment of Tax (Deals with Non-Vessel Operating Common Carriers; in-transit stops of products removed for export; the types of export shipments allowable without payment of tax; and the kinds of documentation ATF will accept as proof of export.)

Lists of ATF Certified Laboratories

ATF Certified Laboratories for Wine Export
ATF Certified Laboratories for Spirits Export

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