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May 17, 2010 10:19 AM

Surprising news from Barolo

Pietro Ratti, President of the Barolo Consortium, in a Bloomberg article by John Mariani published today ( 5/17/2010 ):

“By this fall we shall have in place laws that will guarantee that ‘single vineyards’ listed on barolo labels truly come from those vineyards,” he said. “Until now a producer could put any name on the bottle he liked but the wine might have come from anywhere in the barolo region.”

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  1. Nice to be told that NOW.

    1. That's odd they didn't have that name trademarked or copyrighted.