Labels on Wine
The way wines are labeled can be confusing. Sometimes they are named for the
area in which they are produced (i.e. Champagne, Pouilly Fuisse), others are
named for the grapes from which they are made (i.e. Chardonnay, Merlot), some
are named for district, better known production areas which produce wines that
are at least similar (i.e.Chablis, Burgundy), and finally, there are wines that
have 'made up' brand names applied to them (i.e.Cold Duck, Mateus, Blue Nun).
I'm not one for naming wines with catchy phrases or fantasy names
to attract the purchaser I like to think the winery (producer) and skills of
the winemaker and reputation will do the attracting.
This type of label will not attract my dollar; when reading a
label I want to know
The name of the producer is often the most important information on the label that's because some producers have a reputation
for producing high-quality wines year after year, whereas others have sporadic or less than stellar records
Type of grape used
Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Malbec, Chardonnay,Gamy or _____
If a blend tells me the % of each grape I'm curious and like to compare and enhance my taste buds.
Region grapes are grown in
It may determine a selection based on the reputation of a particular region
The year indicated on a wine label is the vintage, or the year the grapes were harvested
The labels of famous winemaking estates
have renowned symbols or colors.
1. Labels 2. Wine
Language 3. Cawston BC 4. Paying
for Etiquette 5. Nova Scotia
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