Wine Information

Abbreviations for Qualities

ASL  American strip label

BL  bad label

CC  cut capsule

DC  damaged capsule

CSL  Canadian strip label

FB  foreign bottling

GS  glue strip

HS  high shoulder

LD  late disgorged (Champagne)

LR  late released (recent release from producer in Champagne)

MS  mid shoulder

NC  no capsule

NL  no label

OC  oxidised capsule

NVNL  no vintage neck label

RD  or R.D. – late disgorged (récemment dégorgé)

REC  recorked + date stamp (Recondiotionné)

REL  recent release from producer

SBL  slightly bad label

SOL  signs of leaking

TS  top shoulder

VTS  very top shoulder

Abbreviations of Origin

CCT Confrerie des Chevaliers du Tastevin

CNDP Châteauneuf-du-Pape

GK Goldkapsel

LGK Lange Goldkapsel

HdB Hospices de Beaune

N.V. non vintage

TBA Trockenbeerenauslese

TVV très vieilles vignes (very old vignes)

VSR Vin Spécialement Recommandée (in Burgundy for non vintage wines and cuvees).

VV vieilles vignes (old vignes)

Various Abbreviations

AC Appellation Contrôlée (origin)

DO Denominación de Origen (origin)

DOC Denominazione di Origine Controllata (origin)

DOCa Denominación de Origen Calificada (origin)

DOCG Denominazione di Origine Controllata e Garantita (origin)

IGT Identificazione Geografica Tipica (formerly VdT) (origin)

MC Mis en Bouteille au Château (filling type)

MO Mis d’Origine (Domaine-filling)

VQPRD Vinho de Qualidade Produzido em Região Determinada (origin)