American vintners should adopt a 100 percent appellation rule, and they should do it now. A wine that claims it is from a specific appellation should be entirely from that area, not a blend that includes up to 15 percent of wine from somewhere else.
For the full article, check out the new issue of Wine Spectator, on newsstands September 15, 1999.
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