Thinking about a job in wine law? Or just want to learn more about professional opportunities in wine and law? Look no further. On Reserve: A Wine Law Blog generated a list of the top, applicable overlaps of wine and law.
The University of Reims in Champagne France's Wine Law Program recently launched a Wine Law in Context session that calls for papers on wine law from those writing about legal issues and the wine industry.
I am incredibly honored to announce that On Reserve is a finalist for the 2013 Wine Blog Awards in the category “Best Single Subject Wine Blog.” Although I started my blog almost three years ago, this is the first year that On Reserve was nominated for an award and named as a finalist. I am [...]
Ridge Vineyards 2011 wine label will feature a full ingredients list on its wine label. Read more about why, under U.S. law, ingredients are unique on wine labels.
This past weekend, I had the pleasure of attending a flag football game on the National Mall here in D.C. We were blessed with some favorable weather on the east coast, allowing me to fully enjoy my spectatorship on the sidelines. In the process, I struck up several conversations with fellow legal scholars, none from [...]
As lovers of wine and the law, we all know about the renowned 2005 Supreme Court case Granholm v. Heald, as well as several recent wine lawsuits from the early and mid-2000s involving our precious beverage. In the upcoming weeks, On Reserve seeks to focus on additional cases that shaped the legal world of wine [...]
The topic of this article was prompted by the suggestion of Joy Alessandra Kull ’09, a colleague of mine from the Cornell University School of Hotel Administration who is professionally involved with the wine industry. Historical Context of Early Alcoholic Beverage Regulation One of the most captivating aspects of wine law that I have discovered [...]
H.R. 5034, the Comprehensive Alcohol Regulatory Effectiveness (“CARE”) Act, has recently undergone a change in its text. The new text of the bill reads as follows: “State or territorial regulations may not intentionally or facially discriminate against out-of-state or out-of-territory producers of alcoholic beverages in favor of in-state or in-territory producers unless the State or [...]
When considering international relations with respect to the wine industry, most literature recites the Agreement on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (commonly called the “TRIPS Agreement”). Generally speaking, the TRIPS Agreement creates standards of intellectual property (“IP”) regulation amongst other members of the World Trade Organization (“WTO”). This agreement is the first multilateral agreement [...]
On September 3, 2010, the San Diego Citizenry Group, on behalf of various property owners throughout San Diego, brought suit against San Diego County’s Board of Supervisors challenging a new ordinance approved on August 4, 2010. The ordinance reportedly creates a more manageable process for wine growers to open wine-tasting rooms and create small wineries [...]
One of my favorite wineries on the North Fork of Long Island (and trust me, it can be difficult at times to choose) is One Woman Wines & Vineyards. As a woman who values architectural beauty and ambience during her wine tastings, my list of favorites generally reflect larger Long Island producers who house their [...]
Just to clarify a prior post of On Reserve, the 1994 wine agreement between the European Community and Australia that prevented Australia from producing wine of particular GIs did name several of the wines mentioned in the most recent agreement between the two powers. These GIs, under Article 8 of the 1994 agreement, did not [...]
Over the last few months, there has been an ongoing class action claim against Constellation Brands Inc. (of Victor, NY) for selling fraudulent Pinot noir in the United States from a French supplier. Constellation Brands is one of the largest sellers and manufacturers of wine in the world and sells many of the popular premium [...]
This last week, Australia signed an agreement with the European Union to comply with the geographical indicator (GI) system of the EU. The new agreement replaces an agreement signed in 1994 between the two wine powers and protects eleven of the EU drink labels and 112 of the Australian GI’s. Specifically, this means that many [...]