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Proposal Would Require 'Texas Wine' Be Made Entirely With Texas Grapes

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Nathan Bernier
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KUT
A glass of Texas wine from Bernhardt Winery in Plantersville.

You may not realize that a bottle of wine can be labeled as if it's from Texas, but only 75 percent of the grape juice used needs to be from the Lone Star State.

House Bill 1514, sponsored by state Rep. Jason Isaac (R-Dripping Springs), would require "Texas wine" to be made entirely with grapes grown here. 

We learned more about the story from Texas Monthly drinks columnist Jessica Dupuy, who attended a hearing on the bill this week.