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Oxford Companion to Wine

Oxford Companion to Wine

By Jancis Robinson

Published 2006

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Palatinate, originally territory under the jurisdiction of a local authority with sovereign powers, the term came to be used for that part of Germany which today includes both Rheinhessen and the pfalz wine regions. It has been used as an alternative English name for the German wine region Pfalz. See also german history.