By Kori ~ May 8th, 2010.
This weekâ€™s Wine Word of the Week is TTB.
Official definition from Jancis Robinsonâ€™s The Oxford Companion to Wine:
TTB is the teetotal acronym for the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau, the US regulatory body responsible for AVA approvals, federal taxation, and label approval. (These are enforced by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms, now known as ATF.)
Laymanâ€™s terms from Kori:
TTB, or Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau, is the governing body in charge of wine industry regulation in the United States. It is the U.S. equivalent of Franceâ€™s INAO.
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