REMOVING EXCESS COLOR FROM WHITE VINES
Proprietors of bonded vineries and bonded wine cellars:
Purpose. The purpose of this industry circular is to announce the
extension of the experimental study for removing excess color from
white wines, other than vermouth, by winemakers desiring to participate.
Background. Refer to Industry Circular No. 59-46 dated June 23,
1959,and 26 CFR 240.527.
Continuation of Experimental Study. The experimental study respect
ing the removal of excess color from white wines is continued through
June 30, 1961, under the procedure and conditions prescribed in Industry
Circular No.59-46, dated June 23, 1959.
Evaluation of Study. It is anticipated that after evaluation of
the experimental study we will be able to include, in Part 240,
procedures for removing excess color from vines, sometime before the
expiration of this extension. At present it appear that treatment
under the regulatory provisions can be somewhat more limited than has
been permitted under the experiment, since no indication of need for
the maximum permissible treatment has developed.
Inquiries. Inquiries concerning this industry circular should refer
to its number and be addressed to the office of your assistant regional
commissioner (alcohol and tobacco tax).
Dwight E. Avis
Director, Alcohol and Tobacco Tax Division