wine appellations

An appellation is a geographical indication used to identify where the grapes for a wine were grown. Restrictions other than geographical boundaries, such as what grapes may be grown, maximum grape yields, alcohol level, and other quality factors, may also apply before an appellation name may legally appear on a wine bottle label. The rules that govern appellations are dependent on the country in which the wine was produced. The following is a list of appellations:

Under the European Union: Protected Designation of Origin

Austria: Districtus Austria Controllatus
France: Appellation d’origine controlee
Germany: German wine classification
Greece: OPE (Onomas?a Prol?fseos Eleghom?ni)
Italy: Denominazione di Origine Controllata
Portugal: Denomina??o de Origem Controlada
Romania: Denumire de Origine Controlat?
Spain: Denominacion de Origen
United Kingdom: Quality Wine Scheme
Australia: Australian Geographical Indications
Canada: Vintners Quality Alliance
South Africa: Wine of Origin
United States: American Viticultural Area

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