Revision of Vintage Date Requirements

Docket ID: TTB-2011-0008
Agency: Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB)
Parent Agency: Department of the Treasury (TREAS)
The Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau amends the wine labeling regulations to allow vintage date labeling for wines with a country for an appellation of origin. Current regulations require that a wine bearing a vintage date be labeled with an appellation of origin other than a country.
RIN: 1513-AB84
Impacts and Effects: International
CFR Citation: 27 CFR 4
Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant
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Publication Period: Fall 2012
Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Completed Action
Major Rule: No
Legal Authorities: 27 USC 205
Legal Deadlines: None
Government Levels Affected: No
Federalism Implications: No
Unfunded Mandates: No
Requires Regulatory Flexibility Analysis: No
Small Entities Affected: No
International Impacts: Yes
Energy Effects: No
Included in Regulatory Plan: No
ActionDateFR Citation
NPRM11/04/201176 FR 68373
NPRM Comment Period End01/03/2012
Final Rule09/13/201277 FR 56539
Final Rule Effective11/13/2012
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Related RINs: None
Related Dockets: None
Keyword(s): wine, labeling, wine labels, vintage date, European Commission
Type: Rulemaking

Primary Documents

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Comment Period Closed
Jan 03, 2012 11:59 PM ET
Proposed Rule
Posted: 11/04/2011
ID: TTB-2011-0008-0001
Comment Period Closed
Posted: 09/13/2012
ID: TTB-2011-0008-0030

Supporting Documents

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Comments Not Accepted
Supporting & Related Material
Posted: 11/04/2011
ID: TTB-2011-0008-0003
Comments Not Accepted
Supporting & Related Material
Posted: 11/04/2011
ID: TTB-2011-0008-0002


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Agency Contact
Jennifer K. Berry
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Washington, DC 20005
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