"Decoding" a label
The label on a bottle is the first point of wine with which we come into contact.
The particulars on the label are:
Also there may be on the label and other information as the year of harvest, recommendations for the consumption of wine, etc.
The categories of wine
The types of wine as defined by the Greek legislation are:
Table Wine: a category where the producer has a smaller constraint on the origin and quality of grapes. Conversely, however, not to mention the label indications such as grape variety, region of origin, curing date.
O.S.Q. Wine: An abbreviation of "Origin of Superior Quality. The wine OPAP apply the relevant provisions of the above and some extra, like some wine parameters, eg minimum aging period, the designated region of origin of grape wine in the boundaries of OPAP, etc. OPAP wines are distinguished by their red, numbered band control.
Types of Wine
Color, sweetness and content of carbon dioxide are the characteristics that separate the wine to the following types:
As for color: In terms of color, the wines are divided into white, pink and red. This feature depends on the grape variety and the type of wine.
Dioxide content in coal: depending on the content of carbon dioxide wines are divided into quiet, semi-sparkling and sparkling