Alcohol & Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau, California
Mari Kirrane was appointed the Wine Trade & Technical Advisor for
the Alcohol & Tobacco Tax & Trade Bureau (TTB) in 2003. In this
capacity she advises both the government and the industry on
technical winemaking issues. She is a member of the TTB
International Affairs Division and is an active participant in
negotiating Trade Agreements covering wine.
Ms. Kirrane began her career in the U.S. Federal Government in 1992, as an Alcohol Chemist for Alcohol, Tobacco & Firearms (TTB’s predecessor agency) at the Walnut Creek, CA laboratory. Prior to that, she served at Concannon Vineyard in several capacities, including as a chemist and winemaker. She is a member of the American Society of Enology and Viticulture. Ms. Kirrane has a B.S. in Chemistry from St. Mary’s College of California.