Even though it's summer, here are some wine law developments:
Vintage Content to 85% in BC. BC's Wine of Marked Quality Regulation has been amended to reduce the content requirement for vintage labeled wine down from 95% of the vintage that is labeled to 85%.
NY Allows Off-Site Tasting Rooms. New York state has introduced a suite of wine law reforms designed to assist its wine industry. A major change permits wineries to open off-site tasting rooms, now classified as part of the licensed winery's operations. Custom crush operations are also encouraged.
WA Starts Farmers' Market Tastings. Washington state has started a pilot project which will permit wine tastings at farmers' markets.