Classification Systems

Many wines are governed by a classification system; whether it's France and it's Wine Official Classification of 1855 for Bordeaux or its strict Champagne regulations, most Old World European countries use classification systems to control the standards of their wines, although many New World regions do as well.



Albert J. Winkler & His Contributions to Viticulture Albert J. Winkler & His Contributions to Viticulture Albert J. Winkler & His Contributions to Viticulture Albert J. Winkler & His Contributions to Viticulture

Albert J. Winkler & His Contributions to Viticulture


Few can claim to have had as profound an impact on modern day viticulture as Albert J. Winkler. He was a horticulturist” and “the father of...

The Regulated Wines of South African Viticulture The Regulated Wines of South African Viticulture The Regulated Wines of South African Viticulture The Regulated Wines of South African Viticulture

The Regulated Wines of South African Viticulture


The wine of South Africa may be placed in the category of New World wines, however, this exotic country, found in the far expanses of the...

What Is That on My Wine Label? AOC, DOC, IGT & IGP Explained What Is That on My Wine Label? AOC, DOC, IGT & IGP Explained What Is That on My Wine Label? AOC, DOC, IGT & IGP Explained What Is That on My Wine Label? AOC, DOC, IGT & IGP Explained

What Is That on My Wine Label? AOC, DOC, IGT & IGP Explained


Throughout the European Union, there are standards and classifications for certain traditional foods and wines. In France, this system is...

The Difference Between Old World and New World Wines The Difference Between Old World and New World Wines The Difference Between Old World and New World Wines The Difference Between Old World and New World Wines

The Difference Between Old World and New World Wines


Old World wine originated centuries ago in Italy, Spain and France, while the New World version is from the U.S., Australia and South...

5 Classifications of Wine: Still, Sparkling & Fortified 5 Classifications of Wine: Still, Sparkling & Fortified 5 Classifications of Wine: Still, Sparkling & Fortified 5 Classifications of Wine: Still, Sparkling & Fortified

5 Classifications of Wine: Still, Sparkling & Fortified


Still Wine, Sparkling Wine, Fortified Wine, Brandy, Grappa and Vermouth are all styles of wine that differ based on their alcohol content...