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On what is the American GI system based?

American Viticultural Area (AVA)


What is the size range of an AVA?

They vary significantly in size


What kinds of things do federal laws specify about winemaking?

Minimum percentage of grapes from a specific variety, vintage or AVA to allow these terms to appear on the label


Other than federal law, what else can regulate winemaking/labelling in the USA?

State laws


How may wines be labelled that do not qualify for an AVA?

With the name of a state or county


What are the laws for labelling with a vintage and geographical origin with non AVA American wines

They are more lenient for these wines