“Organic” wine is under attack. Some vineyards are fighting to allow the use of sulfites in “organic” labeled wines while others want to protect the USDA designation to maintain 0 added sulfites.
“The petition, filed on April 1, 2010, by Paul Dolan Vineyards; Barra of Mendocino; and Organic Vintners, a Denver distributor, requests that the government modify the language in its organic-winemaking rules to allow wines made entirely with organic grapes, yet containing up to 100 parts per million of added sulfites as a preservative, to be sold as USDA organic. Currently such wines can only be labeled “made with organic grapes.”
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