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12.2011

Massachusetts Beverage Business

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BAD NEWS IN BEAUJOLAIS

There’s a wine shakeup going on in France: Over 4O Beaujolais communes have lost the right to label their wine as Burgundy. This follows a decision taken in September by the INAO, the wine appellations governing body, after a three-year process in which the geographic zones governing Burgundy and Beaujolais appellations have been redrawn. Although Beaujolais producers have had the right label their wines Burgundy since 1937, it has long been a source of dispute [...] Read More »

TRUTH IN LABELING

Whether we’re buying French or American, cheap or expensive, when it comes to wine, it turns that most of us want the same thing: the truth. Representatives of 15 different wine regions have issued a joint call for policymakers to move ahead with wine truth-in-labeling. Results from a recent poll of US consumers, conducted by Public Opinion Strategies, found that Americans, in particular, have very strong feelings about the role of location in making wine-purchasing [...] Read More »

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