Terminology on US wine labels is not as concrete as it may seem. This article looks at six examples of this: alcohol percentage, vintage dating, and the terms estate bottled, reserve, old vine and Meritage.
Not everything on U.S. wine labels means exactly what it seems to. And some terms don’t have any legal meaning at all. In this article, and the next, we’ll take a look at U.S. wine labeling laws and how to interpret what you read on a label.