Sunday, July 22, 2007

What's on a wine label

Ever look at a wine label and not quite sure what all that information is. Here is some basic information that is found on the wine label.
1. Winery
2. Appellation - The country or region where the grapes are grown.
3. Vintage - The year the grapes were harvested
4. Variety - type of grape the wine was made from
5. Ripeness - usually shown on German wine
6. Estate Bottling and Winery Information - If the wine is Estate Bottled, it is made and grown at the winery's own vineyard (another topic for later)
7. Required federal and state information
8. Optional information

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