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  • The Classification of Wine
  • There are many antioxidants in wine, such as tannic acid, flavones, vitamin C, vitamin E and minerals like zinc, selenium and manganese. They are good at eliminating radicals and have the function of slowing down aging. There are many types of wine. According to different criteria, the classification is different. Wine can be classified according to color, taste, origin, the amount of sugar and the brewing techniques. Villages in ancient Europe always chose to name their wine according to the names of their regions. Famous wine is from Bordeanx, Medoc, St. Emilion, Pomero, Sauterens, Grayes, Burgundy, Chablis, Beaujolais, and Nuits-St-George. Other regions include Brolo, Barbaresco, Asti, Chianti in Italy and Piesporter and Johannisberg in Germany.

    Different countries have different criteria. In general, there are five standards.

    The French wine is divided into ordinary wine, regional wine, high quality wine and wine approved by places of origins. Germans separate ordinary table wine from high quality wine and supreme quality wine. The American standard is proprietary wine and varietal wine. The wine from Burgundy is classified into four categories. The best wine is labeled with the name of vineyard. The second category is marked with the names of both the village and the vineyard. The third class has a label of the village name, while the most common wine only has a mark of the region. Italian classification of wine is similar to that of Germany. Three classes are ordinary wine, wine inspected by places of origins and wine guaranteed by places of origins.
     
    Other than red wine, white wine and champagne, there are another two particular types of wine. The first type is black wine. Except red wine, white wine and pink wine, people from South Africa created black wine. Of course, the wine itself is not black in color. By black wine we mean that the vineyard was managed by the blacks. It is a product of migration culture. South Africa is the sixth biggest producer of wine in the world. And Cape is the most famous region. The other new type of wine is called Vin Chaud. The name is French. This kind of wine is produced in Savoie, France. It has a long history of hundreds of years. The region has many hills and mountains. People there plant grapes in valleys. They use these grapes to brew wine and take them out of the region for sale. People in ancient times use mules and they treated cheese with their wine. People there also added some dried lemons, dried oranges, cinnamon and cloves to the wine and drank it after heating. Drinking heated wine in the winter to keep warm in the mountains becomes a fashion in that region.


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