Labels

The label tells you a lot about the wine. Very often, you can judge a wine simply by looking at the label. There are numerous types of labels as different countries (or even regions) have different regulations concerning the contents on the label.

3 Prohibited
1 Compulsory
Contents could be:

 

2. Optional
Wine Regulations of Selected Countries
Country Regulations governing Wine Labels
Italy
Compulsory
Country of Origin
Appellation of Origin
Quality Standard
Name & Address of Producer/Brand Owner
Bottle Content
Alcohol Content
The Term 'Wine' (for some regions)
Authenticity Seal
Optional
Grape Variety
Vintage (MillÚsium)
Name of Vineyard
The Term 'Domain'
The Terms 'Dry'/'Medium Dry'/ 'Sweet'
Prohibited
The Term 'Wine' (for some regions)
SO2 or Other Additives
Analysis / Tasting Notes / Approvals
France
Compulsory
Country of Origin
Appellation of Origin
Quality Standard
Name & Address of Producer/Brand Owner
Bottle Content
Alcohol Content
Optional
Grape Variety
Vintage
Name of Vineyard
The Term 'Domain'
The Terms 'Dry'/'Medium Dry'/ 'Sweet'
SO2 or Other Additives
Authenticity Seal
Analysis / Tasting Notes / Approvals
Prohibited The Term 'Wine'
Spain
Compulsory
Country of Origin
Appellation of Origin
Quality Standard
Name & Address of Producer/Brand Owner
Bottle Content
Alcohol Content
The Term 'Wine' (for some regions)
Optional
Grape Variety
Vintage
Name of Vineyard
The Term 'Domain'
The Terms 'Dry'/'Medium Dry'/ 'Sweet'
Authenticity Seal
Prohibited
The Term 'Wine'
SO2 or Other Additives
Portugal
Compulsory
Country of Origin
Appellation of Origin
Quality Standard
Vintage
Name & Address of Producer/Brand Owner
Bottle Content
Alcohol Content
Authenticity Seal
Optional
Grape Variety
Name of Vineyard
The Term 'Domain'
The Terms 'Dry'/'Medium Dry'/ 'Sweet'
SO2 or Other Additives
Analysis / Tasting Notes / Approvals
Prohibited The Term 'Wine'
Germany
Compulsory
Country of Origin
Appellation of Origin
Quality Standard
Name & Address of Producer/Brand Owner
Bottle Content
Alcohol Content
Analysis / Tasting Notes / Approvals
Optional
Grape Variety
Vintage
Name of Vineyard
The Term 'Domain'
The Terms 'Dry'/'Medium Dry'/ 'Sweet'
Authenticity Seal
Prohibited
The Term 'Wine'
SO2 or Other Additives
Austria
Compulsory
Country of Origin
Appellation of Origin
Quality Standard
Name & Address of Producer/Brand Owner
Bottle Content
Alcohol Content
The Term 'Wine'
The Terms 'Dry'/'Medium Dry'/ 'Sweet'
Authenticity Seal
Analysis / Tasting Notes / Approvals
Optional
Quality Standard
Alcohol Content
The Terms 'Dry'/'Medium Dry'/ 'Sweet'
Prohibited
Grape Variety
Vintage (MillÚsium)
Name of Vineyard
The Term 'Domain'
SO2 or Other Additives
Analysis / Tasting Notes / Approvals
Hungary
Compulsory
Country of Origin
Appellation of Origin
Quality Standard
Grape Variety
Vintage (MillÚsium)
Name & Address of Producer/Brand Owner
Bottle Content
Alcohol Content
The Terms 'Dry'/'Medium Dry'/ 'Sweet'
Optional
Name of Vineyard
The Term 'Domain'
SO2 or Other Additives
Authenticity Seal
Analysis / Tasting Notes / Approvals
Prohibited The Term 'Wine'
UK
Compulsory
Country of Origin
Appellation of Origin
Quality Standard
Name & Address of Producer/Brand Owner
Bottle Content
Alcohol Content
Optional
Grape Variety
Vintage (MillÚsium)
Name of Vineyard
The Term 'Domain'
The Terms 'Dry'/'Medium Dry'/ 'Sweet'
Prohibited
The Term 'Wine'
SO2 or Other Additives
Authenticity Seal
Analysis / Tasting Notes / Approvals
Australia
Compulsory
Country of Origin
Name & Address of Producer/Brand Owner
Bottle Content
Alcohol Content
The Term 'Wine'
SO2 or Other Additives
Optional
Appellation of Origin
Quality Standard
Grape Variety
Vintage (MillÚsium)
Name of Vineyard
The Term 'Domain'
The Terms 'Dry'/'Medium Dry'/ 'Sweet'
Analysis / Tasting Notes / Approvals
Prohibited Authenticity Seal
NZ
Compulsory
Country of Origin
Appellation of Origin
Quality Standard
Grape Variety
Vintage (MillÚsium)
Name & Address of Producer/Brand Owner
Bottle Content
Alcohol Content
The Term 'Wine'
Optional
Name of Vineyard
The Term 'Domain'
The Terms 'Dry'/'Medium Dry'/ 'Sweet'
SO2 or Other Additives
Analysis / Tasting Notes / Approvals
Prohibited Authenticity Seal
South Africa
Compulsory
Country of Origin
Appellation of Origin
Quality Standard
Name & Address of Producer/Brand Owner
Bottle Content
Alcohol Content
The Term 'Wine'
The Term 'Domain'
Authenticity Seal
Optional
Grape Variety
Vintage (MillÚsium)
Name of Vineyard
The Terms 'Dry'/'Medium Dry'/ 'Sweet'
Analysis / Tasting Notes / Approvals
Prohibited SO2 or Other Additives

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