Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms Archives: Wine Bottle Labels.

Collection Number: D-127

Wine labels and label permit applications submitted by domestic dealers, wineries, or importers to the BATF for approval. Information required on the label includes winery or distillery name and location, type of beverage, content, name of importer or distributor, and in the case of wines, vintage year.

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The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms, a department of the U.S. Treasury, licenses U.S. wineries for operation and regulates the labeling of foreign and domestic wine and spirits.

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