During my last semester of college, I was fortunate to take a restaurant management class that acquainted me with a completely new area of law. My professor assigned an article from The New York Times about the alleged fraudulent production of Brunello di Montalcino using grapes other than the Sangiovese varietal. (Read more about my introduction to [...]
On June 15, 2013, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency released proposed regulations to create Icewine Regulations (of the Canada Agricultural Products Act) and Consumer Packaging and Labeling Regulations (of the Consumer Packaging and Labeling Act). See New Standard Will Help Open Markets for Canada’s Iconic Icewine. The proposed icewine regulations create “a Standard of Identity for icewine as new regulations under the Canada Agricultural [...]
On June 10, 2013, TTB published a final rule in the Federal Register amending the mandatory label information requirements for wine labels. The final rule allows the alcohol by volume (“ABV”) percentage to appear on other labels affixed to a wine container without appearing on the brand label. Previously, the regulations for wine labels required the ABV [...]
On Reserve would like to apologize for a previous guest post submitted on Monday of this last week with reference to the Robert Parker Wine Advocate case. The quote allegedly referenced to Robert Parker and the Antonio Galloni lawsuit was misquoted and mislead our readers; the quote originates from an April Fools Day post from On [...]
Thinking about a job in wine law? Or just want to learn more about professional opportunities in wine and law? Look no further. On Reserve: A Wine Law Blog generated a list of the top, applicable overlaps of wine and law.
The University of Reims in Champagne France's Wine Law Program recently launched a Wine Law in Context session that calls for papers on wine law from those writing about legal issues and the wine industry.
I am incredibly honored to announce that On Reserve is a finalist for the 2013 Wine Blog Awards in the category “Best Single Subject Wine Blog.” Although I started my blog almost three years ago, this is the first year that On Reserve was nominated for an award and named as a finalist. I am [...]
Ridge Vineyards 2011 wine label will feature a full ingredients list on its wine label. Read more about why, under U.S. law, ingredients are unique on wine labels.
This past weekend, I had the pleasure of attending a flag football game on the National Mall here in D.C. We were blessed with some favorable weather on the east coast, allowing me to fully enjoy my spectatorship on the sidelines. In the process, I struck up several conversations with fellow legal scholars, none from [...]
As lovers of wine and the law, we all know about the renowned 2005 Supreme Court case Granholm v. Heald, as well as several recent wine lawsuits from the early and mid-2000s involving our precious beverage. In the upcoming weeks, On Reserve seeks to focus on additional cases that shaped the legal world of wine [...]
The topic of this article was prompted by the suggestion of Joy Alessandra Kull ’09, a colleague of mine from the Cornell University School of Hotel Administration who is professionally involved with the wine industry. Historical Context of Early Alcoholic Beverage Regulation One of the most captivating aspects of wine law that I have discovered [...]
H.R. 5034, the Comprehensive Alcohol Regulatory Effectiveness (“CARE”) Act, has recently undergone a change in its text. The new text of the bill reads as follows: “State or territorial regulations may not intentionally or facially discriminate against out-of-state or out-of-territory producers of alcoholic beverages in favor of in-state or in-territory producers unless the State or [...]
When considering international relations with respect to the wine industry, most literature recites the Agreement on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (commonly called the “TRIPS Agreement”). Generally speaking, the TRIPS Agreement creates standards of intellectual property (“IP”) regulation amongst other members of the World Trade Organization (“WTO”). This agreement is the first multilateral agreement [...]
On September 3, 2010, the San Diego Citizenry Group, on behalf of various property owners throughout San Diego, brought suit against San Diego County’s Board of Supervisors challenging a new ordinance approved on August 4, 2010. The ordinance reportedly creates a more manageable process for wine growers to open wine-tasting rooms and create small wineries [...]