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Texas Department of Agriculture Proposes 75% Texas Grapes Requirement in GO TEXAN Wine

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by Andrew Chalk

June 12th, 2014: In a major rules announcement the Texas Department of Agriculture (TDA) today proposed that future use of the GO TEXAN mark on wine packaging will require that 75% of the grapes used to make the wine be from Texas. This replaces the existing rule under which 0-% of the grapes must be from Texas and makes GO TEXAN labeling consistent with Federal appellation labeling.

This change is a huge win for three groups, and a huge loss for one.    Continue reading

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