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French Wine AOCs
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France’s Appellation d’Origine Contrôlée serves as a model for many similar systems around the world. Developed in the 1930s, it was designed to geographically control the quality of France’s wines. The early 20th century found a great deal of fraud … Read More

Italian Wine DOCGs
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Intended to reward Italy’s best denominations, the Denominazione di Origine Controllata e Garantita (DOCG) was created along with the DOC in 1963. But the first DOCG didn’t come until Vino Nobile di Montepulciano gained the distinction in 1980. Today, Italy … Read More

Italian Wine DOCs
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Following in the wake of the French Appellation d’Origine Controllée (AOC), Italy launched its own Denominazione di Origine Controllata (DOC) in 1963, to guarantee the quality and character of its wines. The system maps out and limits production zones, vine … Read More

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