Tagged: Appellation

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.Β  Like many European wine regions, Italian wine laws focuses on the area/region where the grapes are grown with the...

What are wine growing appellations and Terroir ?

Appellation is a specific geographic area designated for wine growing and wine making.Β  Each country has different sets of rules for each of their appellations.Β  Old World countries (Europe) have much stricter rules compared to those from New...

Wines of the United States

Supported by a lengthy and troubled tradition, American winemaking has reached a self-evident level of excellence. The wine culture of U.S.A. can be traced back to the early 17th century at the beginning of European colonization. Native vines...