Consejo Regulador for Rioja Denominación de Origen Calificada (DOCa)

Designation, Rioja Grapes, Wines, Vintages, Wineries, Wine Routes and Villages, News and Events, Rioja WIne Academy, Rioja WIne TV, Consejo Regulador Magazine, Statistics, Mobile App (only available in Spain), and resources for registered grape growers and winemakers

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Moble App:

El Consejo Regulador del Cava

CAVA 2017 download describes the new quality tier, Cava de Paraje Calificado

Consorzio di Tutela del Soave

Defined 33 crus ("unita geografiche aggiuntive") to recognize vineyards that have historically produced wines that express terroir

Consorzio Per La Tutela Dei Vini Valpolicella

The Consortium for the protection of Valpolicella wines protects and promotes Valpolicella, Valpolicella Ripasso, Amarone della Valpolicella and Recioto della Valpolicella.

Sherry Consejo Regulador

Regulatory council of Jerez-Xérès-Sherry


Consejo Regulador is the governing body

The EU Register of PDO and PGI regulations

Protected Designations of Origin (PDO) and Protected Geographical Indications (PGI)

Official Journal of the French Republic

If a text published in the OJ does not specify its effective date, the text enters into force the day after the day of its publication.


Demeter USA is the only certifier for Biodynamic farms and products in America. It sets stricter requirements than those of the National Organic Program.


Certifies that winegrowers in France, Germany, Italy, Portugal, Switzerland and Spain farm their properties biodynamically.

National Organic Program

U.S. Code of Federal Regulations Title 7 Subtitle B Chapter I Subchapter M Part 205

Agriculture Biologique

French Agency for the Development and Promotion of Organic Agriculture

EU Agriculture and Rural Development

Database of AOP/PGI agricultural products

French Interprofessionals

Institutional sites, trade unions and interprofessional wine committees in France


European Union laws

Cava de Paraje Calificado

Single-vineyard CPC sparkling wines come from many soils (sandy granite, slate, calcareous, clay, loam) and microclimates. Xarel.lo is the most preferred variety but may be blended with Macabeo and/or Parellada. Chardonnay and Pinot Noir are also used. Most age their wines for much longer than 36 months minimum age. Vines must be at least 10 years old, with lower yields.

International Organisation of Vine and Wine

FIVS-Abridge is a comprehensive database of alcohol beverage regulations and trade agreements from around the world.

TTB list of U.S. and Foreign Appellations

Verband Deutscher Pradikatsweinguter

The Verband deutscher Prädikatsweingüter (VDP) is the Association of German Prädikat Wine Estates

Consejo Regulador del Cava

Cava Regulatory Council

Cru Bourgeois Members

Saint-Emilion Classification

Cornell University Viticulture and Enology

Dept. of Agr. National Organic Program

California Certified Organic Farmers

French legal regulations

Monash University

Tutorials on Acidity, VA, SO2, Alcohol

National Agricultural Statistics Service

New Zealand Winegrowers

SA Wine Industry Information and Systems

Wine appellations in South Africa

TTB Scientific Services


National Establishment of Agricultural and Marine Products organizes exchanges between between the private and public sectors in France

Wine Australia

Australian Wine and Brandy Corporation before 2010

Federal Register

search for "wine"

ServSafe Alcohol

California Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control

Licensee Education on Alcohol and Drugs (LEAD) and Responsible Beverage Service (RBS) training

Alcohol in Moderation

Medical Research, Social & Policy, Consumer Guide

International Federation of Wine & Spirits

FIVS is an international federation that works for the overall sustainability of the global alcohol beverage sector.

L’Institut National de l’Origine et de la Qualité (INAO)

Wine appellations in France

Beverage Alcohol Resource

BAR is a 5-day mixologist program conducted annually in New York

1855 Classification

1953 Graves Classification

Cahier des Charges

Wine appellations in France

U.S. Wine Appellations

Wine appellations in the U.S.A

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