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Wine Law Online

It has come to my recent attention that there are several new blogs and informative websites covering the  legal issues of the wine industry. This week, I will share them with you.

1. Alcohol Law Review: Moderated by NBWA Senior Vice President, Industry Affairs and General Counsel Paul Pisano, the Alcohol Law Review is “intended to facilitate dialogue about current alcohol law cases, legal challenges and issues around the country.” Focusing on alcoholic beverage issues, the Alcohol Law Review is a comprehensive discussion board on many aspects of the alcohol industry at large.

2. Winelawyer.com Law Offices of Matthew T. Allen:  Mr. Allen practices in Santa Ynez Valley and represents wineries and vineyards with respect to land use, real estate, development, licensing and compliance. His blog, from what is posted, is relatively new but his posts are comprehensive and great resources for any reader with an interest in wine and the law.

3. Lex Vini: Lex Vini is one of the newest wine law blogs and is an incredible collection of contemporary legal information on the wine industry. The blog, hosted by the law offices of Dickenson, Peatman & Fogarty in Napa and Sonoma, features articles relevant to the California wine industry and beyond. Its posts are incredibly well researched and cover a detailed collection of pertinent legal issues in the wine industry. Congratulations!

4. Terroirist: Terroirist blog is a daily wine blog that covers “everything” from politics to different viticultural and vinicultural techniques in the wine industry — daily. It is a great and interesting read, by far. Although not all of its articles are related to legal issues, some of them are. And, those articles that do discuss the legal aspects of the wine industry, are very enjoyable.

Lindsey A. Zahn


Lindsey is the founder and author of On Reserve: A Wine Law Blog. She is an alcohol beverage and food attorney and is admitted to the New York State Bar.

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  • Jeremy Gilbert August 17, 2011, 2:34 AM

    The manufacture and labelling of wine in Australia is regulated by Federal and State laws. This Guide, prepared by Wine Australia, provides a general overview of legislative and other requirements for Australian winemakers

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