CENTRAL COAST DISTILLERY
Having spent close to 30 years in the Food & Beverage industry, I was charged with two different projects when relocating to San Luis Obispo County. In search of the best in the area, I was lead to Sarah Cogan. I found Sarah to be extremely knowledgeable and hand-on in taking us through the licensing and inspection process that was critical to the timely launching of the Allegretto Wine brand and the opening of the retail tasting room. She showed diligence in following up and carried us through the process.
Because of her personal commitment and wide knowledge base in many areas, I later reached out to Sarah to assist me in my own application process and consulted her for direction in opening my very own micro-distillery. She was very resourceful in introducing me to the distillation industry and Master Distillers.
Central Coast Distillery
BITTERSWEET BREWING COMPANY
GROVER BEACH, CA
My son and I were facing the somewhat daunting task of completing our small brewery application with the TTB when we were referred to Sarah. She was described as an expert in the compliance field with in depth knowledge of forms to be filled out, the 'language' used to communicate with regulatory agencies and the entire permitting process with both the TTB and state ABC.
We contacted her and were immediately impressed with her knowledge and professionalism. She guided us through the various forms and it wasn't long before they were submitted. Once submitted we asked Sarah to continue to help monitor the progress of our application through the review and approval process. We had heard and had first hand knowledge of permit applicants who had waited many months for approvals.
When the TTB had concerns Sarah was able to field their questions and resolve the issues. Her process knowledge proved invaluable as our application virtually sailed through the TTB review and was approved in less than 40 days!! This far exceeded our expectations to the point it caught us off guard! We'll take 'off guard' over months of delay every time! Sarah came highly recommended and we're proud to give her our recommendation as well.
John L. Johnson
Bittersweet Brewing Company
T W FERMENTATION CO.
I have had the pleasure of working with Sarah Cogan over the past seven years. She has provided compliance services while I worked at a large winery, opened a distillery, and launched two of my own personal brands. The projects I have thrown at her have not been simple in nature; each one has been more complicated than the last and some have been used to change and set precedent at the State and she has taken each within her stride. Whether it is compliance within the state through the ABC, licensing through the TTB or other states, or handling direct to consumer licensing, Sarah is professional, meticulous, and timely with her work Many of my friends, colleagues and acquaintances have also relied upon Sarah and I continually refer her to anyone in need of compliance work I entrust Sarah with all of my licensing and compliance work and highly recommend that you do the same.
Thomas William Inc
dba Porch Pounder
CHURCH CREEK CELLARS
I am writing this in support of the exemplary experiences I have had working with Sarah Cogan over the past 5 years. When we started out our journey into the wine business, we were a bit overwhelmed with all of the rules and regulations. Sarah was able to bring practical experience and sanity to the process.
Sarah also provides an amazing level of customer service. She is communicative, collaborative and expeditious. With her guidance, we have also avoided unnecessary costs. This was primarily due to her knowledge around new license applications, ABC and TTB compliance. She helped us get through the process in the most efficient way possible.
We recently had to do some rush COLA approvals, and Sarah was able to knock them all out for us within 24 hours. Simply a pleasure to have this level of support.
I would highly recommend Sarah!
Owner – Church Creek Cellars