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An Exploration of the U.S. Wine Industry
A Record of Two Hundred Years

minimum percentage of a specific grape variety required for labeling the wine as a varietal wine. Vintage date refers to the minimum percentage of wine required from the year specified on the label. Appellation refers to the minimum percentage of wine required produced from grapes grown in the appellation named on the label. DecoDinG south AmericAn Wine LABeLs Chaptalization allowed? Acidification allowed? Varietal designation Vintage date Appellation Argentina No Yes 85% 85% 85% for IP and 100 percent for DOC appellations and for the Uco Valley Bolivia — — 85

it on your own by obtaining some maps and directions, summoning your reserves of patience and boldness, and heading out onto the wine routes. But do yourself a favor and hire a company to do the driving for you. It’s well worth the investment. Below I list English-speaking contacts in the four primary wine-producing countries whom I know personally and who will add nothing but enjoyment to your trip. They know their respective wine areas, are acquainted with many of the producers, and are tourinG south AmericAn Wine country 25 4   •    t o u r i n G s o u t

was that Garrett had ideas about the future of wine in America that were bigger and more enthusiastically held than those anyone else had ever dared to have. Garrett believed, quite simply and without qualification, that America could and would be a country flowing with wine — American wine. And he would be the man to show how it was to be done. Twenty-five years after Percy Morgan first encountered Garrett, Time magazine published a story about Garrett to show how the wine industry was managing to survive under Pro- hibition. By that time, Garrett, now

A Legal History of Wine in America
From the Beginnings to Prohibition
The Essential Guide