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Robert Arnold Selections  

PO Box 303 Calistoga, CA 94515 



Robert Arnold Selections Client Check List

Thank you for your interest in partnering with Robert Arnold Selections as your U.S. importer. Here below are the requirements for importation of wine into the U.S. and our company procedures. Feel free to contact us with any questions.


Lab Analysis:


Robert Arnold Selections (RAS) requests that the wines to be exported be analyzed prior to export for the following:


Labeling Requirements:


RAS will register with the US government for Certificates of Label Approval (COLA’s). Please provide labels in ”jpeg” format. Here is a link to the government’s website which outlines the required elements of the wine label:


RAS will provide our company logo for the importer’s statement, which should read: “Imported by Robert Arnold Selections, Calistoga, California, USA”


U.S. Food & Drug Administration Food Facility Registration:


This is a biennial registration with no fee.


Shipping Samples:

Stickers will be affixed to every container (bottle or box) which read:

The Health Warning statement must appear on all wine containers for sale or distribution, must be legible and appear on a contrasting background, and must appear separate and apart from all other label information. The words “GOVERNMENT WARNING” must appear in capital letters and in bold type, and the rest of the warning statement must not appear in bold type.  The “S”in “Surgeon” and the “G” in General must also be capitalized.

(1) According to the Surgeon General, women should not drink alcoholic beverages during pregnancy because of the risk of birth defects. (2) Consumption of alcoholic beverages impairs your ability to drive a car or operate machinery, and may cause health problems.


Legal Contract:


RAS will provide a legal contract outlining the quantities of product to be imported annually, the territory of US states, pricing and payment terms and sample allowance agreement.


Contact Information:

Robert Pecota, Managing Partner,

Rachel Davies, Marketing Partner,

Kara Dunn, Operations Partner,

Kelley Gustafson, European Partner,