How to Read an American Wine Label
Did you know that the label on a bottle of wine contains information that communicates quite a bit of information about the wine it contains? The graphic below contains a sample label. The label also shows the major pieces of information about the winery and the wines it produces. A short definition of terms that appear in the graphic are provided below.
Grape Variety: Wine that is made from one dominant type of grape.
Viticultural Area: a designated wine grape-growing region in the United States distinguishable by geographic features with boundaries defined by the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau, U.S. Department of Treasury.
Alcohol Content: Percentage of alcohol contained in wine.