Category: REGULATIONS

Regulations of wines and their production vary from region to region. One thing they have in common is to protect the quality of wine produced and the integrity of the region such wines come from. Regulations include the classification of Wines, they can be categorized into many classifications of quality. Such qualifications are strictly enforced in many European regions but not so much with the New World nations, such as the United States, Australia and New Zealand.

Wine Laws and Regulations of Italy

Italian wine appellation system (DOC) is modeled closely after the French’s AOC and very similar to the Spanish’s DO.  Like many European wine regions, Italian wine laws focuses on the area/region where the grapes are grown with the...

Reserve, Riserva and Reserva, what do they really mean?

Since the invention of glass bottles and corks, winemaker realized that aging wine improved its flavors and texture.  Almost anywhere in the world, wineries often sort their grapes from more than one vineyard, due to variation of climates,...

Which wines will actually get better with age?

As we learned from the previous article that not all wines will get better with age, only a small number of them will. And when someone talks about aging wines, it isn’t 3 or 4 years they’re talking...