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DOCGs double, to 73
3 Jan 2012 by Walter Speller
A while ago one of our members asked us how many DOCGs Italy has. Although this seemed a simple question, at the time it proved impossible to give a straight answer. This was due to the fact that Italy was busy announcing one new DOC and DOCG after the other in an effort to tie up as many loose ends as possible before regulating powers would be relayed to the EU within the context of the Common Market Organisation . Readers may remember that national wine law within Europe is no longer to be sanctioned by the individual member states, but must now go through Brussels. Hence Italy's panicky reaction of creating a flurry of new...

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