Choosing White Wine
Choosing Red Wines
Choosing Sparkling Wines
Choosing Fortified Wines
Grape Varities
Bottle Sizes And Shapes
Wine Laws And Labels
Buying Wine
Decoding A Label
The Importance Of Place
From Region To Vineyard
Place Names And New World Wine
Why Appellations Are Controversial
Label Information
Alcohol Content

It matters where-wine comes from. 1 matters so much that in Burgundy for example, the names of specifi fields are legally protected. Put that way, wine's unique status is thrown into relief. Other agricultural products do not enjoy such subtlety. Cheese is perhaps the closest to wine, and indeed the French authoi ties lay down appellation control zones and rules for cheeses too. With wine, the source of the grapes and the place where the wine was made are essential knowledge.

The whole question of why this is so is explored in the introduction to the Wine Lands of the World
section of this Encyclopedia. Here it is worth noting that most certainly all European labelling systems stress location above other factors.

Wine regions of the world.

History of wine
Choosing Wine
Keeping Wine
Serving Wine
Tasting Wine
Wine and Food
Making of Wine
Maturing Wine
Wine Terminology
Creating A Cellar
Facts And Fallacies
Wine Glossary
Reading Wine Label
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