Retailers – those selling beer, wine, and spirits directly to consumers – are not licensed by the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB); rather, that responsibility falls to states and sometimes county or city governments. New wine retail businesses face many hurdles on the path to opening day. While some concerns arise with […]

The winery ordinance in Santa Barbara County is undergoing an update, and local wine industry groups would like a seat at the table to discuss modifications. Last week, Buellton City Council passed a resolution telling the county that they support giving two groups – the Santa Barbara Vintners’ Association and the Santa Rita Hills Wine […]