Ingredient labelling in prospect in the US

A closeup of the ingredient label on a Ridge wine.

US wine labelling rules look set to follow those in the EU – at some point. Alder examines the complicated detail, and the bureaucratic process.

On the heels of new EU requirements to make ingredient and allergen information available to consumers on wine labels (enforceable from 8 December 2023), the US Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) announced on 17 November 2022 that it will issue new regulations for ingredient labelling of American wine within a year.

Many of us in the American wine industry have long supported the idea of ingredient labelling. Since the end of Prohibition...