DC - Introduction to Italian Wines and Italian Wine Classifications with Nick Materese in Washington

Jan 19, 2016 440

January 21, 2016 - Thursday 7:30 PM - Cork and Fork - 1522 14th St NW Washington, DC 20005. Currently Italy's wine classification system has four categories. In descending "quality" order they are: DOCG (e.g. Controlled and Guaranteed Origin Denomination), DOC (Controlled Origin Denomination), IGT (Protected Geographic Indication), and vino da tavola (table wine). On August 1, 2009, new EU regulations went into effect that created a three tiered "quality structure" for wines, and also introduced new labeling requirements.

However, pre-existing classifications (e.g. Designations of Origin) can continue to be used by member countries as long as they are registered with the EU by December 31, 2011 — so there probably won't be many changes to Italian wine labels. Nick Materese will guide us through the sometimes seemingly complicated structure of Italian wine classifications and laws, which include picking times, weight limitations and ageing specifications.

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