Napa Valley Distillery Posted October 4, 2011 Share Posted October 4, 2011 Today we found out that on Sept. 21, Governor Brown signed into law, Senate Bill 32. This legislation, which took less than 30 days to propose and pass into law, supposedly updates the widespread practice of infusing alcohol with fruits, vegatables, etc... What this law really does is it gives bars and restaurants the ability to legally infuse ANY AMOUNT of their own spirits for use in tastings or cocktails without having to go through the strict TTB distilled spirits formulation approval process that we ALL have to go through when you alter the taste and character or any spirit. Essentially bars and restaurants are now unlicensed rectifiers, except they didnt have to go the application process of becoming a licensed DSP, which many here know exactly how difficult and frustrating it could be. Aside from the obvious and the fact that a portion of our manufacturing rights were stripped away from us, another problem we DSP's in California have is that we are still not allowed to conduct spirits tastings and sales on our own premises. Most of us would not have a problem wth SB 32, if we could at least be able to operate a tasting room and sell our product in it. I believe a FAIR COMPROMISE. So, why am I posting this? Well... we need your support. We are attempting amend the tastings bill, which would allow us a fair and level playing field. We have set-up a petition website and would appreciate any support you fellow distiller's or aspiring distillers or just those of you like AMERICAN-MADE products to please click the link below and enter your name. You wont be contacted and you wont get any spam as emails are not required. This is an "informal" petition to take to our state legislators. Thank you all! CLICK FOR PETITION. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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