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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

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Reading a wine label

  1. 1. Reading A Wine Label Presented By Debashish Dasgupta Denomnacion di Origine da Controllata
  2. 2. What to Read in a Label <ul><li>A wine label may have as much as 23 information </li></ul><ul><li>All information may not be given in a particular bottle </li></ul><ul><li>Information to be given depends on the wine producing laws of the country </li></ul>
  3. 3. Information to look for: <ul><li>Name of the wine. </li></ul><ul><li>Country of origin. </li></ul><ul><li>Colour. </li></ul><ul><li>Year the grapes were harvested. </li></ul><ul><li>The region where the grapes were grown & crushed. </li></ul><ul><li>The kind of wine. </li></ul><ul><li>Percentage of alcohol. </li></ul>Cont’d………
  4. 4. <ul><li>Liquid ounce in bottle. </li></ul><ul><li>Official & government guarantee. </li></ul><ul><li>Place where wine is bottled. </li></ul><ul><li>Trademarks. </li></ul><ul><li>Shipper’s name. </li></ul><ul><li>Importer’s name. </li></ul><ul><li>Distributor’s name </li></ul><ul><li>Grape variety. </li></ul>Information to look for: Cont’d………
  5. 5. Information to look for: <ul><li>Classification of certificates. </li></ul><ul><li>Ingredients added to grape juice (if any). </li></ul><ul><li>Place where wine is bottled. </li></ul><ul><li>Advertising messages, illustrations, claims </li></ul><ul><li>Product quality. </li></ul><ul><li>Marks/signatures describing quality. </li></ul><ul><li>Sugar contents of grapes/wine </li></ul><ul><li>Corporate name of the wine producer. </li></ul><ul><li>Sulphide content. </li></ul>
  6. 6. L A B E L R E A D I N G A
  7. 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
  8. 9. French Wine Label
  9. 10. French Wine Label
  10. 11. French Wine Label
  11. 12. French Wine Label
  12. 14. French Wine Label
  13. 15. Labeling A French Wine
  14. 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
  15. 17. Champagne Wine label
  16. 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
  17. 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
  18. 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
  19. 21. German Wine Label
  20. 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
  21. 24. Producer name & Address Vintage Year Village & vineyard Wine Quality Grapes Bottling Deutscherwein Appellation . Deutscherwein Quality Control No.
  22. 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
  23. 26. Italian Wines Label
  24. 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
  25. 30. Spanish Wine Label
  26. 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
  27. 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
  28. 36. Shipper Country of Produce Trademark Taste Type of Sherry Type of Wine DOC/Growing region Volume Alcohol %
  29. 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
  30. 38. Portuguese Wine Label
  31. 39. Colour Geographical Location & thus the Name of the Wine Portuguese Appellation Country of Produce Name & address of the Shipper Alcohol % by Volume Volume
  32. 40. Trademark & Name of the Shipper Country of Produce Vintage Year Quality of Wine Date Bottled & Address of Shipper Importers Name & Address
  33. 41. Front Reverse
  34. 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
  35. 43. Guarantee by the vintner on vinification, ageing and maturation of the wine
  36. 44. Indian Wine Label
  37. 45. Vineyard Name of the wine Logo Trademark
  38. 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
  39. 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
  40. 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