Reading a wine label

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How to read a wine label? A systematic approach to reading and deciphering labels for wine enthusiasts

How to read a wine label? A systematic approach to reading and deciphering labels for wine enthusiasts

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  • 1. Reading A Wine Label Presented By Debashish Dasgupta Denomnacion di Origine da Controllata
  • 2. What to Read in a Label
    • A wine label may have as much as 23 information
    • All information may not be given in a particular bottle
    • Information to be given depends on the wine producing laws of the country
  • 3. Information to look for:
    • Name of the wine.
    • Country of origin.
    • Colour.
    • Year the grapes were harvested.
    • The region where the grapes were grown & crushed.
    • The kind of wine.
    • Percentage of alcohol.
    Cont’d………
  • 4.
    • Liquid ounce in bottle.
    • Official & government guarantee.
    • Place where wine is bottled.
    • Trademarks.
    • Shipper’s name.
    • Importer’s name.
    • Distributor’s name
    • Grape variety.
    Information to look for: Cont’d………
  • 5. Information to look for:
    • Classification of certificates.
    • Ingredients added to grape juice (if any).
    • Place where wine is bottled.
    • Advertising messages, illustrations, claims
    • Product quality.
    • Marks/signatures describing quality.
    • Sugar contents of grapes/wine
    • Corporate name of the wine producer.
    • Sulphide content.
  • 6. L A B E L R E A D I N G A
  • 7. Information on Wine from a Label – An Example Name of the wine Grape variety Location of Vineyard Name of Vineyard Information on where grapes grown, wine produced & bottled Address of the producer Alcohol Content Content in bottle Place where matured Certification vine grown in the vineyard of the producer
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  • 9. French Wine Label
  • 10. French Wine Label
  • 11. French Wine Label
  • 12. French Wine Label
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  • 14. French Wine Label
  • 15. Labeling A French Wine
  • 16. Reading the Label Trademark Name of the Ch â teau Appellation Indicating specialty /Quality Information where bottled Colour Geographical Location Vintage Year Vintage Year
  • 17. Champagne Wine label
  • 18. Shipper Year when establishment was founded Type of Wine Location Vintage year Alcohol Content District where produced Volume Sweetness Country of origin Quality Name of producer
  • 19. Name Trademark Location Country Located The year the Establishment Founded Shipper Quality Sweetness Alcohol Content Seal of Autheticity Country of Produce Name & Address of the Shipper Volume Authentication Method of Production
  • 20. Name Shipper’s Trademark Name of the Shipper Year establishment founded Sugar content Geographical location Country located Country of produce Name of the producer Autheticity Name & address of the shipper
  • 21. German Wine Label
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  • 23. [1] Name of the Producer- Winzer Bacchus [2] Vinatge Year [3] Grapes [4] Quality wine [5] Sweetness [6] Village & vineyard [7] Vine region [8] Bottled by co-operative [9] Deutscherwein Appellation [10] Quality control number
  • 24. Producer name & Address Vintage Year Village & vineyard Wine Quality Grapes Bottling Deutscherwein Appellation . Deutscherwein Quality Control No.
  • 25. FRONT REVERSE Trademark Producer Vintage year Vineyard Village Grape Variety Wine Quality Quantity Alcohol Percentage Deutscherwein Appellation . Quality control No. Bottling Country of Produce Address of Producer
  • 26. Italian Wines Label
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  • 29. Name of the wine from Valpolicella region Veneto DOCG Italian appellation Quality – advertising the region for being a historical region Vintage year . Name of the shipper. Geographical location Contents of wine Alcohol content Country of produce Labeling an Italian Wine 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
  • 30. Spanish Wine Label
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  • 34. Vineyard Trademark Name of Wine Level of Ageing Vintage year Grape Variety DO region Bottle content Alcohol % Bottling Info Producer’s Address Village Country of Produce
  • 35. DOCa region, (Spanish Appellation) Trademark Country of Produce Name of Vineyard Bottling, proprietorship & address of the producer Authentication of appellation Alcohol content Volume Vintage year Maturation
  • 36. Shipper Country of Produce Trademark Taste Type of Sherry Type of Wine DOC/Growing region Volume Alcohol %
  • 37. Name of the Blender DO Region/ Geographical Location Country of Origin Type of Sherry Details of production & bottling Period of Maturation Volume Alcohol % by Volume Type of Wine Name of the Winery Name of the Shipper
  • 38. Portuguese Wine Label
  • 39. Colour Geographical Location & thus the Name of the Wine Portuguese Appellation Country of Produce Name & address of the Shipper Alcohol % by Volume Volume
  • 40. Trademark & Name of the Shipper Country of Produce Vintage Year Quality of Wine Date Bottled & Address of Shipper Importers Name & Address
  • 41. Front Reverse
  • 42. Name of the Vineyard Type of Wine Type of Port Inormation on Bottling Name & Address of the Vintner Alcohol % by Volume Country of produce Volume in Bottle
  • 43. Guarantee by the vintner on vinification, ageing and maturation of the wine
  • 44. Indian Wine Label
  • 45. Vineyard Name of the wine Logo Trademark
  • 46. Name of the vineyard Name of the grape & hence Name of the Wine Souvenir Collection Vintage Year Location of Vineyard Business Partner Country of Produce Alcohol % per Volume Volume Contents
  • 47. Name of the Vineyard & hence Name of the Wine Vintage Year Name of the Grape Packaging Information Vineyard Location Country of produce Alcohol % by Volume Volume Content
  • 48. Name of the wine derived for the purpose it’s used Bottling & Packaging Information Production Norms Alcohol % by Volume Volume Name & Address of the Wine Maker
  • 49.