What is wine label?

- Sep 30, 2019-

The wine label is the label attached to the bottle. Just like a wine ID card, it contains a lot of relevant information. Interpreting the label of a bottle of wine means that before tastes its flavor, it has a basic understanding of its background.

The wine label of modern significance appeared in the 17th century. The early wine label has a single function and simple style. Most of it is enamel text. At most, it uses cursive or variant letters to decorate a family badge. Even now,in addition to the change in the year number, the wine label pattern is unchanged every year. The proud Frenchman thinks that his wine is the world's number one, and there is no need to spend energy on the wine label. In the Bordeaux region of France, until the beginning of the last century, the masters of the winery began to design the wine label belonging to their own winery. Prior to this, the wines of the winery were sold to the wine merchants in barrels, bottled and sold by the wine merchants. In 1924, Château Mouton Rothschild commemorated the first filling of the finished wine. The owner of the winery, Philippe de Rothschild, specially invited the famous poster artist to let · Jean Carlu designed a new label for the wine of the year, creating a precedent for the artistic design of wine labels.

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Nowadays, the contents of the wine labels in different wine regions are not the same, but basically there are important items such as origin, grape variety, year, bottling place and grading. The more precise the quality of the labeling of the place of origin, the better the wine labels in some countries will even indicate the vineyards, villages and areas to ensure the quality of the wine. Sometimes the grape variety and the name of the place of origin will appear on the label at the same time, so the grape variety can be used to infer the quality of the wine. In addition to the above basic knowledge, the wine label usually contains alcohol content, sweetness, verification number, and wine badges, trademarks, and good commodity certificates.