U.S. Government Puts Hold on Approving New Appellations

Lynn Alley
Issue: October 31, 2007

The U.S. Treasury's Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB), the federal agency that regulates the wine industry, has stopped processing petitions for establishing American Viticultural Areas (AVAs)—particularly subappellations within major winegrowing regions such as Napa Valley—while it reconsiders the criteria.

For the full article, check out the new issue of Wine Spectator, on newsstands September 27, 2007.

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