Mandatory Wine Labels
Wine is a delicacy – it may be pricey sometimes, or sometimes it may have to be kept there to age a little bit more – but it’s a delicacy. That could be the reason that the federal government mandates that specific informative items should appear on the wine labels. They are referred to as “the mandatory” and they include the following: - The wine’s brand name - Name/address of the bottler - The indication of class or type (e.g. sparkling wine, dessert wine, table wine etc.) - The alcohol volume percentage (unless it is clear by the class of wine that is stated, e.g. “table wine” implies that the alcohol content is less than 14%) - Net contents (it should be expressed in milliliters and the standard wine bottle is 750 ml or 25.6 ounces) - A government warning - The phrase “Contains Sulfates” (maybe a few exceptions) There are various label terms which you may also see on your wine bottle, which you may not know the meanings of. They are: • Vintage Year: This signifies the year that the grapes for a particular wine were harvested. • Estate-bottled: This states that the same company that bottled the wine, grew the grapes as well. • Reserve: This shows that the wine has received extra aging at the winery before released. If you are looking for professional grade wine storage for your wine collection than give us a call to discuss the climate controlled and secure wine storage options we have available to keep your fine wines safely stored in our wine storage facility in New Jersey.