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Cannabis Wine? Not so fast, says Oregon Liquor Control Commission

With the legalization of marijuana spreading across major wine producing states, including Washington, Oregon and (most recently) California, many believed that it was only a matter of time before licensed cannabis retailers would stock their shelves with marijuana-infused wines. But earlier this month, the Oregon agency in charge of regulating the sale of alcohol and […]

Federal Rule Changes Make More Products Eligible for (Lower) Hard Cider Tax Rate

The start of the New Year brought federal tax relief to certain cider producers.  The PATH Act of 2015 made various changes to the Internal Revenue Code, which took effect on January 1, 2017.  Included in the changes was a modification of the definition of products eligible for the “hard cider” tax rate.  Under the […]

Wine Institute Workshops on Food Safety Modernization Act

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has a mandate to inspect food processing facilities, including wineries, to ensure compliance with  food safety regulations under the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA). The Wine Institute has announced a series of workshops for wineries interested in learning more about their obligations under FSMA, and how to prepare for […]

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