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Table Wine

March 24th, 2014 by Mary Earl

Any wine that doesn’t sparkle and isn’t fortified, is a table wine. The ATF says these wines will also be between 7% and 14% alcohol.
Table wine can also refer to that wine that is your good, everyday, well, table wine.
In the European Union, table wine was the quality category below quality wines or Quality Wines Produced in Specified Regions (QWPSR) such as the French AOC and the Italian DOCG wines. Both of these terms were eliminated in 2009.
Now most European wines that were labeled as table wines are just labeled “Wine.” A step up from there would be wines with the Protected Geographical Indication (PGI).

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