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.

Understanding Wine Classification of Burgundy (Bourgogne) France

Sharing is caring!FacebookTwitterPinterestGoogle+LinkedinRedditStumbleUponTumblremailUnlike wines for Bordeaux, where each district such as St. Julien and Pauillac could have different regulation and exception to their overall Classification.  Other than the confusion between village names and the names Grand Cru vineyard,...

New World labeling of Grape Varietals

Sharing is caring!FacebookTwitterPinterestGoogle+LinkedinRedditStumbleUponTumblremailThe world of wines is almost always divided into 2 categories, those from Old World and some of New World.  There are many differences between their approach in viticulture, wine-making and even how they label their...

Wine Quality levels of Bordeaux, France

Sharing is caring!FacebookTwitterPinterestGoogle+LinkedinRedditStumbleUponTumblremailThere are thousands of Chateaus in Bordeaux, Chateau could be a castle surrounded by vineyards or it could be nothing more than just  a small home by a vineyard.  Labeling “Chateau” doesn’t necessarily mean that it...

Understanding the 1855 Wine Classification of Bordeaux, France

Sharing is caring!FacebookTwitterPinterestGoogle+LinkedinRedditStumbleUponTumblremailThe Bordeaux classification system was established in 1855 and since it had seen very little changes.  Thanks to its popularity, the terms “Grand Cru” and “Chateau” over the years have been synonymous with wine of higher...

Wine Aging Classification of Chile and Argentina

Sharing is caring!FacebookTwitterPinterestGoogle+LinkedinRedditStumbleUponTumblremailBoth Chile and Argentina are making themselves known among the top wine producers in the world in both quality and quality. These two Spanish speaking countries share many Spanish influences, even with their wines. It is...

Wine Aging Classification of Italy

Sharing is caring!FacebookTwitterPinterestGoogle+LinkedinRedditStumbleUponTumblremailAging of wine is also very essential step to enhance and improve the taste of wine.  Aging can be done while wine sits inside Oak barrel and in bottles.  The Italian appellation system of quality sets...

Wine Laws and Regulations of Italy

Sharing is caring!FacebookTwitterPinterestGoogle+LinkedinRedditStumbleUponTumblremailItalian 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...

Wine Laws and Regulations of Spain

Sharing is caring!FacebookTwitterPinterestGoogle+LinkedinRedditStumbleUponTumblremailThe Spanish Wine laws first went into action in the early 1930s and later revised in 1970.  This system like many others in the European Union shares a few things in common with one another.  These...