In this Freestyle Friday episode, I’m going back to doing a few interviews. As part of my coverage of the 2022 Texas Hill Country Winery Symposium, I sat down with Andre Boada, owner of VinoCadre. Andre acts as a consultant to wineries here in Texas. He also creates events at different wineries here in Texas and Sonoma along with private events for your business and even your home! I got to experience one of his events at Turtle Creek Olives and Vines, an up-and-coming winery in Kerrville a couple days before the Symposium. Come check out what he does and his thoughts on the Texas Wine Industry!
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Texas Wine Trail (organization that runs the Symposium)
Info regarding minimums for the states mentioned. New York was the hardest to find and I had to search multiple sites for the actual current law:
Texas – H.B. No. 1957 – Passed 5/28/21 – Effective 2022 vintage
Texas – The law in plain English – Wine Business – Third Time’s the Charm: Texas Legislature Passes New Wine Labeling Law
New York – Find Law – New York Consolidated Laws, Alcoholic Beverage Control Law – ABC § 3. Definitions (updated 1/1/21)
Washington State – Washington State Legislature – Actual law (RCW 66.28.110) – Effective 2010 vintage
Oregon – Oregon Wine Board – Labeling Regulations
California – Cameron Hughes Winery (the best explanation of Cali’s percentages – Understanding the AVA: 75% Rule
California – Strike Kerr & Johns – Law firm in California that specializes in alcohol beverage law – Breaks down everything like the above site, but also has more specific labeling requirements for California wine – What Is in the Bottle Rules for California Appellations on Wine Labels
Federal law – TTB (the governmental body that regulates alcohol – formerly the ATF) – Wine Labeling: Appellation of Origin – All the laws regarding wine labeling at the Federal level
Federal law – TTB – American Viticultural Areas (AVAs)
Federal law – Code of Federal Regulations – Appellations of origin – Title 27 / Chapter 1 / Subchapter A / Subpart C / § 4.25 (the actual law if you’re feeling froggy)