Battle Over Wine Labeling Pits Large Producers Against Small

From the May 31, 2013, issue

Do you need to know how many calories your wine has? On Feb. 12, the Federal Trade Commission determined that the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) should require the flavored malt beverage Four Loko to indicate the amount of alcohol per serving and the number of servings per container on its packaging. While this might seem like a minor tweak, it has reignited a debate about what kind of information consumers should see on the back labels of wines and other alcoholic beverages. Wine Spectator's Ben O'Donnell reports.

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