Wine without Geographical Indication

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Oxford Companion to Wine

Oxford Companion to Wine

By Jancis Robinson

Published 2006

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wine without geographical indication is the eu term adopted since 2008 to designate those wines, previously categorized as table wines, that have neither a protected designation of origin (PDO) nor a protected geographical indication (PGI). Such wines must be labelled with the word ‘wine’, in the appropriate language(s), and the country of origin must also appear somewhere on the label. Examples include Vin de France, in France, Vino, in Italy and Spain, Vinho, in Portugal, and Deutscher Wein, in Germany. They are also permitted to specify on the label vintage year and/or grape variety (varieties).