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Fight Over Organic Labeling Leaves Sulfites Rule As Is

Dana Nigro
Issue: April 30, 2012

What is the difference between "certified organic" wine and wine "made with organic grapes" in the United States? As far as what's in the bottle, the answer is added sulfites-up to 100 parts per million, or 1/2,000th of an ounce in a glass-and that's it. But on the label, only the former wine can display the easy-to-understand, green USDA Organic seal that helps producers attract customers looking for green products. Wine Spectator's Dana Nigro explains.

For the full article, check out the new issue of Wine Spectator, on newsstands March 27, 2012.

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