Wines are the product of an industry involving various methods and procedures, meaning that wine expert witnesses will often have multifaceted backgrounds encompassing different areas of the field. Wine expert witnesses are also known as viticulture and enology experts. Wines are produced with alcohol and grapes that have been through a fermentation process, which can take place in several different locations. Like other types of products and foods, however, a lawsuit may result from food safety, issue with quality, an error made during the manufacturing process, or some type of issue with marketing and/or trademark laws, among other possible issues that would be grounds for litigation.
Many wine expert witnesses may have a background as a winemaker, which is a very involved career, as winemaking utilizes several types of areas and procedures. Grapes serve as an integral and main ingredient in wine, thus agriculture takes on a major role in the development of the beverage. The grape growing process and quality assurance of vineyards, which are fields of grapes grown over a certain amount of land with the specific purpose of winemaking, must adhere to the rules and regulations of the agricultural industry for both safety and quality control. Wine expert witnesses may be asked to provide an expert testimony regarding the plant pathology involved with winemaking.
Wine is also often aged over a long period of time and is therefore considered an antique, making appraisal a valuable skill in the background of a wine expert witness.
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