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Summer Wine News: Vintage Content to 85%; NY and WA Reform Laws

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.

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