Wine labelling

Just a thought.  As we grimace this week reading reports in Australia of imported frozen berries sold laced with a viral infection in arguably opaquely worded packaging, it reminds me that our wine labels aren't exactly a wealth of information either.  In particular, they are not required to list ingredients in an itemised format.  I can't really see a good reason for this, beyond that it's easier and cheaper if we don't list out exactly what's in the bottle.  Some of the better producers go close on their websites, but few include full information that covers all of the additions and adjustments during the winemaking process.  It's inconvenient, but I think transparency and disclosure is the better path.

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