Category Archives: Wine Business

Audio Blog 8: In Defense of the French AOC System

Ask a European wine lover about the classification systems of Europe – you know the ones that may drive you crazy because they require that the labels don’t state the grape on the bottle but rather the place? — and you’re likely to get an earful. The EU classification of...

Audio Blog 2: The Problem With U.S. Shipping Law

We’ve Freed Some of the Grapes…But Only on Paper I’ve discussed my disdain for some of the legal restrictions that the United States government has historically placed on wine, but I’ve never really taken the time to explain why I’m so outraged by this subject. Even though we’ve come far...