Cardinal Hollow Winery in Lansdale is ready to take full advantage of the recent change made by the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board to the rules on fermented fruit beverages, writes Paul Vigna for the Penn Live Patriot-News.
The revisions to Advisory Notice 25, which establishes requirements for products to be sold as alcoholic cider, mead, and fermented fruit beverages, allow such products to be referred to as wines.
The main reason for the change comes from the fact that these beverages have so far been treated as beer under state law, while federal law classifies them as wine. This has resulted in confusion over labeling requirements and has affected marketing and sales opportunities.
“To resolve this conflict, the PLCB has revised Advisory Notice 25 to remove the prohibition against such products referring to themselves in product packaging as ‘wine’ or similar names,” said the PLBC.
With this change, Cardinal Hollow Winery, which became famous for starting to produce jalapeno wine several years ago, is now planning to begin selling its product in a bottle.
Read more about Cardinal Hollow Winery at the Penn Live Patriot-News by clicking here.
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