“Currently, federal standards require that bottles labeled “Texas wine” must contain a minimum of 75% Texas-grown fruit, but state bills put forth… could soon require that, over a phase-in period of five years, 100% of a wine’s volume come from Texas-grown fruit in order to claim the state as an appellation of origin.” In the Austin Chronicle, Veronica Meewes offers an in-depth look at the implications of House Bill 1514, the “Truth in Labeling Act,” and its impact on the Texas wine industry.
In Decanter, Jane Anson looks at Uruguay’s adoption of the Tannat grape and learns about fresh initiatives that could help to get the country on restaurant wine lists.
“Long gone are the days when you could study the Parker scores, print out few shelf talkers, and stock up on the same familiar mix of crowd-pleasers. With such a dizzying range of options now flooding the market, the need to define one’s selection has never been more critical.” In Beverage Media, Zachary Sussman on hand selling wines.
Paul Gregutt considers what makes a good wine label in Wine Enthusiast.
Jim Schleckser on why wine is the next recurring revenue business in Inc.
Warren Schultz looks into cold-hardy grapes like Frontenac, LaCrescent, St. Croix, Swenson Red and others in Modern Farmer.
Trump’s wines were overwhelmingly defeated by Californian equivalents at a blind tasting held last month, reports the Drinks Business.
In the San Francisco Chronicle, Esther Mobley reviews Bianca Bosker’s Cork Dork.
In the Chicago Tribune, Michael Austin explores the many faces of albariño.