Agency Wants to Alter Rules for Recognizing Distinct Grape-Growing Areas

“As the American wine industry began its march to becoming the $1 billion-a-year export industry it is today, the federal government established a system in 1978 to recognize the country's distinct grape-growing areas. The appellation system creating American Viticultural Areas, or AVAs, is popular in the wine industry, which uses it as a marketing tool”, according to The Washington Post.

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