Wine "For Sale In Texas Only" ???
- Midlife Oct 7, 2013 11:30 AM
I'm not at all sure I understand this completely, but it appears that wineries in Texas can use grapes purchasd from outside the state and label the wine "For Sale In Texas Only", rather than identifying the specific source or using the appellation "America".
The only time I've ever seen the appellation "America" was on a wine that's part of Whole Foods' questionable $1.99 wine program........ an obvious attempt to counter Trader Joe's' Charles Shaw label (though I'm mystified as to why Whole Foods would think they should do that).
Personally I'd much prefer more specific source labeling, but I guess "America" is appropriate for sourcing in multiple states. It may as well say "Trust Us", but I guess that's what is being done at that price point anyway. I just hope it doesn't catch on.
Well, I guess if you live in Texas and/or are familiar with the use of the "for sale in xx only" terminology that's fine. I somehow missed that topic back in March, so this was new to me.
I guess the misgiving I have is that that wording would give me no information as to the source of the fruit even if I were familiar with it. Not that knowing where the fruit comes from is an absolute requirement, but it does provide some useful information, at least to me.
I don't see it as "misleading" (as discussed in that other topic). I just see it as somewhere between useless and concerning. I generally reserve judgment until I taste any wine, but seeing that on a bottle here in California (if I DID know it's meaning) would mean the same to me as "America" and give me some pause.