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Oxford Companion to Wine

Oxford Companion to Wine

By Jancis Robinson

Published 2006

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law, impinges on wine principally in the areas of penalizing adulteration and fraud of all sorts; regulating wine designations, controlled appellations, and labelling information; and controlling the sale and service of any alcoholic drink as, for example, in state liquor laws or licensing laws. In the united states, the consumption of any alcoholic drink is restricted to those over 21, for example, and direct shipping of wine to consumers in many states is forbidden.