U.S. Federal Regulations - Issued by the TTB

The code of federal regulations (CFR) is generally updated once per year.
 Titles 17-27 are updated as of April 1 of the current year.

TTB regulations for wines and distilled spirits fall under Title 27 Chapter 1:

http://www.access.gpo.gov/nara/cfr/waisidx_08/27cfrv1_08.html

Location of commonly referenced limits:

The limits for volatile acidity measured as acetic acid are listed under:

  • Part 4 Labeling and advertising of wine
  • Subpart C, Section 4.21, The Standards of Identity, Section (a) part (iv).

The limits for Total SO2 are listed under:

  • Part 4 Labeling and advertising of wine
  • Subpart C, Section 4.22, Blends, Cellar Treatments, Alteration of Class or Type.

The limit for declaration of sulfites is listed under:

  • Part 4 Labeling and advertising of wine
  • Subpart D Section 4.32, (e) Declaration of Sulfites

The limits for residual copper are listed under:

  • Part 24, Wine
  • Subpart L.Section 24.246, Materials authorized for the treatment of wine and juice

Selected State Wine Standards

California Wine Standards of Identity

The California state wine standards of identity are located in the California Code of Regulations section 17001:

http://government.westlaw.com/linkedslice/default.asp?Action=TOC&RS=GVT1. 0&VR=2.0&SP=CCR-1000

Once on the Code of Regulations website, click on the following pages to get to section 17001:

  • Title 17 - Public Health
  • Division 1 – State Department of Health Services
  • Chapter 5 – Sanitation (Environmental)
  • Subchapter 2 – Foods and Drugs
  • Group 2 – Definitions and Standards
  • Article 14 – Wine Standards and Prohibited Practices

Oregon Wine Standards of Identity

The Oregon state wine standards of identity are located in the Oregon Administrative Rules (OAR) under:

  • Chapter 845: Oregon Liquor Control Commission
  • Division 10: Manufacturers, Wholesalers, Importers
  • Section 280: Standards of Identity and Prohibited Practices Concerning Wine

http://arcweb.sos.state.or.us/pages/rules/oars_800/oar_845/845_010.html

Washington Wine Standards of Identity

Washington state standards of wine identity are located in the Washington Administrative Code (WAC) under:

  • Title 314: Liquor Control Board
  • Chapter 314-24: Domestic Wineries and Domestic Distributors
  • Section 314-24-003: Standards of Identity for wine
  • Subsection 2 (a)

http://apps.leg.wa.gov/WAC/default.aspx?cite=314-24-003

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