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Wine as nutrition

Posted by Philip James, Aug 8, 2007.

Unlike most other foods and beverages, wine isn't required to disclose nutrition information on the label. However, a recent proposal by the current administration, and supported by the Center for Science in the Public Interest would change all that. Click here to see just how enlightening it would look.

Apparently "consumers overwhelmingly support this move". Why? The labels don't really tell me much (0 grams of protein, 0 grams fat, some carbs, a teensy bit of Riboflavin - whatever that is). OK, I'll admit the carb count is useful, but once you've seen the nutritional information on one bottle of wine you've seen them all.

I'm not too sure about the word 'overwhelmingly' in the above quote - it brings to mind images of consumers demonstrating outside wineries, demanding better nutritional reporting. Sorry, no dice.


Blog comment by Snooth Blog Extended Label, Oct 9, 2007.

[...] the traditional back label, this does make it easy to fit government warnings and, if wineries are forced to add nutritional information, to plop that in there [...]

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