Archive for May, 2011

Wine Labeling Rules

This article in the Miami Herald provides an excellent introduction to how wine terms are regulated:

As the article points out, many people think words such as Proprietors Blend, Barrel Fermented, Bottle Aged, Old Vine, Vineyard, and Reserve mean something or other – and they’re right, they do mean something, but there are no rules on what they should mean.

New proposed regulations by the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau would tighten up some of these definitions.

Interesting tidbit: the word Estate Bottled is regulated and can only be used if certain conditions are met. But the word Estate is unregulated and can mean anything the winemaker wants it to.


May 5, 2011 at 8:42 pm 1 comment

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