Wine Labels

Wine labels are the important source to know more about the wine. The wine labels tell the consumers the wine type and its origin. Wine label is the only resource with which the consumer can evaluate the wine before purchasing them. Information like type of wine, country of origin, quality, alcoholic content, producer, bottler, and importer are the main things that have to be included in the wine labels.

Judging a Wine by Its Label

Most of the wine lovers choose their wine by seeing the labels. The way of looking at the label may vary from one person to another for example the novices are attracted by the artistic labels and the snobs are insisted by the famous names in the label. Whatever it may be the wine label reveals the most important thing about the wine - The Flavor.

Required Information

According to ATF (Federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms) in United States, certain information is required on the labels without any omission. They say that these things are mandatory. But this information has nothing to do with the quality of wine.

And the European Union's wine authorities want more information that specifies the quality of wine should be printed on the label.

US law requirements on the wine labels are:

  • Brand name
  • Type of wine
  • Bottled information
  • Alcohol by volume
  • Net contents

Kinds of labels

There are three different types of bottles. They are:

  • Varietal-based
  • Terroir-based
  • Sheer fantasy