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Wine Labels 101

Wine labels in the United States are highly regulated – even more so than food labels. As a result they often contain confusing information for consumers. Much of what appears on the wine label is regulated by the Federal Government. In fact, each and every label is approved – even those imported from other countries. Some of the rules are so complex those of us in the wine industry struggle to keep them straight.

The label below represents a varietal wine, or a wine with the type of grape listed.


The label below represents a non-varietal wine, typically a blend of multiple types of grapes.


And lastly, the back label.


Confused yet? If you ever have a question about a wine label, don’t hesitate to contact us. We are always happy to help!


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