What is an appellation controlee, and what does it say about the wine you are drinking?
What is Grand Cru Classee? Qualitatswein mit Pradikat?Medoc. Loire. Barossa Valley. Napa Valley. What do names of regions tell you about what you can expect from the wine?
Wine labels are cryptic and confusing to most wine consumers.
The information provided on them does indicate specific quality standards, grape varieties, alcohol content, origin and volume of production, but it is often hard to decipher the code.
This easy to use reference book provides a guide to "wine label language" and demystifies the business of reading the label on the bottle.
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Newcomers to wine drinking will learn all the basics in this book.