Which of the following government bodies establishes American Viticultural Areas (AVAs)?
A. Department of Agriculture
B. Department of the Treasury
C. Department of Commerce
D. Department of the Interior
One of the Bureaus within the U.S. Department of the Treasury called The Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) establishes AVAs. This governing body is also in charge of regulating the production of alcohol and its labeling, advertising, importation, and distribution, among other tasks. There are now 242 AVAs in the U.S.