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Consejo Regulador for Rioja Denominación de Origen Calificada (DOCa)

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

El Consejo Regulador del Cava

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

Consorzio di Tutela del Soave

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

Consorzio Per La Tutela Dei Vini Valpolicella

Regulatory council of Jerez-Xérès-Sherry

Sherry Consejo Regulador

Consejo Regulador is the governing body


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

The EU Register of PDO and PGI regulations

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.

Official Journal of the French Republic

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.


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

National Organic Program

French Agency for the Development and Promotion of Organic Agriculture

Agriculture Biologique

Database of AOP/PGI agricultural products

EU Agriculture and Rural Development

Institutional sites, trade unions and interprofessional wine committees in France

French Interprofessionals

European Union laws


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.

Cava de Paraje Calificado

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

International Organisation of Vine and Wine

TTB list of U.S. and Foreign Appellations

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

Verband Deutscher Pradikatsweinguter

Cava Regulatory Council

Consejo Regulador del Cava

Cru Bourgeois Members

Saint-Emilion Classification

Cornell University Viticulture and Enology

Dept. of Agr. National Organic Program

California Certified Organic Farmers

French legal regulations

Tutorials on Acidity, VA, SO2, Alcohol

Monash University

National Agricultural Statistics Service

New Zealand Winegrowers

Wine appellations in South Africa

SA Wine Industry Information and Systems

TTB Scientific Services

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


Australian Wine and Brandy Corporation before 2010

Wine Australia

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Federal Register

ServSafe Alcohol

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

California Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control

Medical Research, Social & Policy, Consumer Guide

Alcohol in Moderation

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

International Federation of Wine & Spirits

Wine appellations in France

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

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

Beverage Alcohol Resource

1855 Classification

1953 Graves Classification

Wine appellations in France

Cahier des Charges

Wine appellations in the U.S.A

U.S. Wine Appellations

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