Government Warning

Running fast, dancing on the conveyor belt, they are being corked, dressed and in the end awarded with a yellow or red necklace, depending on the kind of wine: the bottles are being packaged. We’re preparing some orders for the US and we have to put on the bottle, together with the label, the capsule, the DOC and DOCG strip, and the famous Government Warning label. Every time we put this label, I can’t help but to think of what it says: “Government warning: (1) According to the Surgeon General, women should not drink alcoholic beverages during pregnancy because of the risk of birth defects. (2) Consumption of alcoholic beverages impairs your ability to drive a car or operate machinery and may cause health problems.”

What a dangerous drink!

When we sell to the US, other than this label, we have to send the products on fumed pallets. Pallets are wooden structures on which we put wine cartons, wrapped in celophane and loaded on the containers. The wood of pallets should be treated specifically to destroy the larvas or spores that could land on the American soil. This is the law.