Wine laws are rules that control different facets of wine production and sales. The goal of wine laws is to prevent wine fraud through the regulation of protected designations of origin, labeling techniques, and wine classification, as well as the regulation of permitted additions and practices in viticulture and winemaking. Wine laws are often not those that regulate the legal drinking age or the licensing procedures for distribution and sales of alcoholic beverages.
In order to combat fake wine, France passed its first “appellation law” in 1905, which started the process of dividing wine regions according to their geographic location. French wine regulation is built on the