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Make Wine, Not War—San Antonio Winery v. Lara Vineyard

On February 18, 2016 By jblasco

Lara Vineyard, a vineyard located in San Antonio, Texas, is currently feeling the [grapes of] wrath from San Antonio Winery, a vineyard located in Los Angeles, California. On January 19, 2016, San Antonio Winery filed a trademark-infringement suit against Lara Vineyard for its use of the words “San Antonio” on the label of [...]

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I wish I could say that when I buy wine, my choice depends on sophisticated concepts such as varietal, bouquet, and finish. But in reality, it often comes down to how pretty the label is.

Wine producers are well aware of how easily they can manipulate me and my fellow consumers through appealing [...]

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A private citizen can violate the Constitution in two ways. The first is by enslaving another person, an atrocious act that should be proscribed by the highest law in the land. The second is by transporting alcohol across a state line in violation of the laws of that state. The two actions are hardly of [...]

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Are you sure that the fancy cheese you bought is actually a product of France? Or how about that tasty prosciutto you paid top dollar for? Did it really come from Italy? Geographical indications, aside from denoting trademark information, help us determine whether we’re willing to pay more for a certain quality [...]

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