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VDQS to disappear

VDQS (Vin Délimité de Qualité Supérieure) will cease to exist as a classification. VDQS is a not very well know and little used category that is placed between Appellation Controlée (the highest group) and Vins de Pays. It has often functioned as a waiting room for regions aiming at becoming AOC. France has now decided […]

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The annulled St Emilion classification revisited – Now you see it. Now you don’t.

Saint Emilion reviewed its classification in 2006, according to the principle of a revision every 10 years. Shortly after a court order annulled the classification judging that the process to arrive at the new classification had not been fair. Four chateaux that had been declassified complained that the panel making the classification was partial (including […]

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