U.S. Freezes Montepulciano and St.-Emilion Imports
Some wines—including new vintages—are held due to legal wranglings
Issue: October 15, 2008
Some bottles of wine from Tuscany and Bordeaux are currently trapped in United States customs limbo, due to concerns of the U.S. Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB). The federal agency is withholding approval of new labels—including previously imported wines with a new vintage on the label—for all wines from Montepulciano.
For the full article, check out the new issue of Wine Spectator, on newsstands September 15, 2008.