Sunday 25 January 2015

Explaining Classifications and Appellations

One of the most difficult wine topics to delve into is the concept of appellations and classifications. An appellation is a geographically defined area which has legal protection, while a classification is a ranking of wines, most commonly by price or location. Each country has their own appellation system, and there may be multiple classifications even within the same wine region. Because appellations and classifications are man-made structures, they are subject to frequent changes.