Feb 2001 Issue of Wine Business Monthly
Organic Grape Growers RelievedFor more than six months, organic grape labeling was in limbo, but the term organic can legally be back on wine labels. Last May, the USDA disallowed wines made from organic grapes (99.99% organic ingredients) to make any organic statement on the label if any sulfites were added. For 10 years, the USDA has been in the process of defining "organic" across all agricultural products. The May decree (called the Proposed Rules) was in advance of the Final Rule issued in ...
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