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USDA Rule Undermines Organic Wine

January 7, 2011 by  

Many U.S. winemakers around the world like to label their products as “organic,” but few actually do.  That’s because the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) defines “organic” wines as those that contain no “added sulfites,” a requirement that makes little sense. For details, see yesterday’s coverage in the Los Angeles Times and the The Gray […]

Test yourself with Pocket Breathalyzer Or App

January 5, 2011 by  

The alleged reason for many alcohol regulations — such as labeling mandates — is that consumers lack resources or ability to monitor and control their own drinking behavior. But the marketplace provides a host of solutions for consumers, including such things as online calorie counters. One option for those seeking to monitor their own alcohol-blood […]

Voluntary Labeling Better than Mandates

January 4, 2011 by  

After posting my Washington Times op-ed on wine-labeling mandates yesterday, I came across Diageo’s–the premium drinks company–press release that highlights the company’s support for “voluntary nutrition labeling.” As I conclude in my op-ed: alcohol producers should have the freedom to include any information on their labels that they desire, except fraudulent claims. That includes nutrition […]

Mandated Nutrition Labels for Wine–Bad Idea

January 3, 2011 by  

The Washington Times published my article on wine labeling last week (posted below): The Washington Times, December 30, 2010 Labels won’t solve obesity and alcoholism By Angela Logomasini The National Consumers’ NCL says the absence of nutritional labeling on alcoholic beverages contributes to everything from alcohol abuse to obesity, and they want the Alcohol Tax […]