Bernie Kipp

Bernard Kipp is an Alcohol Compliance Advisor. He has over 35 years of experience as a Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF) field investigator in dealing with unusual and complicated matters regarding federal and state regulation of alcohol and tobacco issues.

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Federal Officials Mull Changes to Alcohol Label Approval Process

Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) official Susan Evans, the Executive Liaison for State and Industry Matters, talked about ways to streamline the federal label approval process at the June 2013 National Conference of State Liquor Administrators (NCSLA) that I attended in Honolulu. Speaking on a panel, she said that the TTB has experienced … Continue Reading

TTB Updates and Changes

In anticipation of the retirement on 12/30/2010 of Ms. Nancy Sutton, TTB’s current American Viticultural Area (AVA) Program Manager, TTB is announcing that effective December 27, 2010, Ms. Elisabeth Kann of the Regulations and Rulings Division has been designated the coordinator of the AVA Program. Ms. Kann may be contacted directly on all AVA questions … Continue Reading