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Days of Indian Port Wines may be Numbered, Indian Wine Academy

Sep 1, 2011
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Goan Port may be a tourist attraction or a cheap alternative for the locals to get sweetly and slowly sozzled, but the Instituto dos Vinhos do Douro e Porto is not amused and plans a legal action against Indian Ports whose days may be numbered if and when the steps that IVDP, the regulatory body of Port has taken fructify, writes Subhash Arora who was in Porto recently and met officials of IVDP and who supports their case.

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Wine Matches Beer In U.S. Drinkers’ Preferences This Year, Gallup

Aug 12, 2011
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For only the second time in two decades, wine ties beer as the top choice when U.S. drinkers are asked whether they most often drink liquor, wine, or beer. Gallup now finds nearly as many U.S. drinkers naming wine (35%) as beer (36%), while liquor still registers a distant third at 23%.

The 36% of U.S. drinkers favoring beer in Gallup’s July 7-10 poll ties for the lowest Gallup has recorded for the popular beverage since initiating this measure in 1992. The other low reading came in 2005, at the same time Americans’ preference for wine temporarily surged to 39%. Beer regained a solid lead at the top spot, until this year.


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Wine Labeling Laws & Regulations: Do You Care?, The Kitchn

Aug 12, 2011
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Next week I am giving a seminar on the new European Union wine reforms and new wine labeling regulations. As I have been researching the subject I began to wonder how much this all matters to consumers. When you head out to buy a bottle of wine, does the official quality designation or quality symbol on the wine matter and does it influence your choice to buy or not to buy?

The production and labeling of wine is highly regulated. Apart from being a product for human consumption wine is alcohol, and so its production and sale has to adhere to various national and international standards and regulations.

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Winemaker seeing red over competitor’s similar labels, Adelaide.com

Aug 12, 2011
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A WINEMAKER has won a court injunction to stop a rival from using similar wine labels to his own brand.

Adelaide Hills winemaker Danniel Amadio, of Amadio Wines, said Riverland winery Salena Estate had been undercutting his profits by selling the similarly labelled wine for half the price on the international export market.

Mr Amadio said he was amazed when first shown the wine by one of his selling agents in China.

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