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The cultural information on the Chinese wine label

the wine label is like the ID card of wine. The important information about this bottle of wine is also an important basis for choosing wine. However, the content of the wine label varies from country to country. This article introduces how to understand the wine label

there are two kinds of labels that can be seen on the wine bottle. One is the wine label of the distillery of the country of origin (generally referred to as the positive label), and the other is the Chinese wine label (back label) attached by the importer or the distillery of the country of origin according to the regulations of the importer and the government. The common contents of wine labels are as follows: (1) grape varieties; (2) Wine name; (3) Harvest year; (4) Grade; (5) Production area; (6) Bottler; (7) Winery name; (8) Name of wine producing country; (9) Net content; (10) Alcohol concentration

1. Grape variety

not all grape wine bottles will be marked with grape type. Australia, the United States and other producing countries require that a bottle of wine contain more than 75% of a certain grape before the name of the variety can be marked on the bottle. Traditional European grape producing areas have different regulations, such as Germany and France. If the name of a certain grape variety appears on the label, it means that at least 85% of the wine is brewed from this kind of grape. The new world wine label often shows the name of the variety

2. Wine name

the name of wine is usually the name of the winery, or it may be the specific name of the manor owner, or even the name of the production area

3. Harvest year

the year marked on the wine bottle is the harvest year of grapes. In traditional European regions, especially in the northern grape growing regions, the weather is not as stable as that in Australia, the United States and other new world regions, so the quality varies greatly with the year. When buying wine, the year is also an important reference factor, so we can know the wine age. If the year is not marked, it means that the wine is mixed with grapes of different years. Except for a few (such as sparkling wine, fortified wine, etc.), it is a wine of poor quality

4, grade

wine producing countries usually have strict quality control. The classification methods of wine grades in different countries are different. Generally, the products of the old world can be seen from the wine label. But the new world is not marked because there is no grading system

5. Production area

as far as traditional wine production areas are concerned, the name of production area on the wine label is an important information. Knowing that it is a wine from a certain producing area, you can roughly know the characteristics and taste of the wine. The name of some wine producing areas is almost equal to the reputation of the bottle

6. Bottler

the bottler is not necessarily the same as the brewer. Wine bottled by the winery itself will be marked "original winery bottled". Generally speaking, it will be more precious than the wine bottled by wine makers since 2017

7. Winery name

famous wineries are often the guarantee of quality. Take Burgundy as an example. With the company's new demand for the rapidity, simplicity and reliability of the level switch, the vineyard may be owned by many producers or winemakers. Therefore, it is sometimes difficult to distinguish the good from the bad if you only look at the production area when purchasing. At this time, the reputation of the winery is an important reference index. In general, the producers and bottlers of new world products are the same enterprise

8. Wine producing country name

the wine producing country of the bottle

9, net content

the general capacity is 750ml. There are also 375ml, 250ml and 185ml wines designed for people with small alcohol volume, and 1500ml, 3000ml and 6000ml products designed for people to drink and banquet under low temperature environment

10, alcohol concentration

usually expressed in (.) Or (%) indicates the alcohol concentration. The main attention of alcohol attachment of wine is that the concentration of fixed samples is usually between 8%-15%, but the concentration of fortified wines such as Porter and Sherry is relatively high (about 18%-23%), while the alcohol content of German Baijiu is generally low (below 10%), and the wine has a sweet taste

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