Do 'AVA Owners' Have Rights?
The TTB took a little pressure off its proposed AVA regulation overhaul in December when it extended the comment period on two controversial notices until March 20, 2008. This was a good move. But it also extends the period of limbo for proposed AVAs seeking approval, which is not good for the growers and wineries involved. Still, the breathing space should help the industry and the feds to sort this out in a rational way.
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