On Monday, the Alcohol Tobacco Tax and Trade of the United States has announced that it will no longer require importers of Brunello di Montalcino wines to present Italian government certification that the wine was produced in accordance with the Brunello di Montalcino appellation regulation.
The U.S. authority has stated the following:
circular serves as notice that, effective immediately, the Alcohol and Tobacco
Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) is no longer requiring importers of Brunello di
Montalcino wine to obtain a declaration from the Government of Italy certifying
that the product’s vintage date and brand name meet the requirements of the
Brunello di Montalcino Denominazione di Origine Controllata e Garantita (DOCG)
and that the product is acceptable for sale as such in Italy".
The entire communication can be read here on the Alcohol Tobacco Tax and Trade site.