The AOC Is Dead/Long Live AOP

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The AOC Is Dead/Long Live AOP

Postby TomHill » Mon Mar 04, 2013 1:35 pm

Ran into my first AOP/Appellation d'Origine Protegee wine today.
What the heck be this??? Now I know:
AOC/AOP

What...no more AOC wines?? Is nothing sacred?? Ohhh....the horrors of it all.
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Re: The AOC Is Dead/Long Live AOP

Postby David M. Bueker » Mon Mar 04, 2013 2:29 pm

Hmph.
There behind the glass lies a real blade of grass. Be careful as you pass. Move along. Move along.
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Re: The AOC Is Dead/Long Live AOP

Postby James Roscoe » Mon Mar 04, 2013 2:38 pm

David M. Bueker wrote:Hmph.

meh
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Re: The AOC Is Dead/Long Live AOP

Postby Dave Erickson » Mon Mar 04, 2013 4:04 pm

TomHill wrote:Ran into my first AOP/Appellation d'Origine Protegee wine today.
What the heck be this??? Now I know:
AOC/AOP

What...no more AOC wines?? Is nothing sacred?? Ohhh....the horrors of it all.
Tom


I think it's just replacing VDQS.
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Re: The AOC Is Dead/Long Live AOP

Postby Robin Garr » Tue Mar 05, 2013 10:46 pm

TomHill wrote:What...no more AOC wines?? Is nothing sacred?? Ohhh....the horrors of it all.

Tom, I believe that the AOC/AOP choice is optional for France, same's the new IGP vs Vin de Pays, which I wrote about recently:

http://www.wineloverspage.com/wineadvis ... 130125.php
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Re: The AOC Is Dead/Long Live AOP

Postby Victorwine » Wed Mar 06, 2013 12:14 am

AOC and AOP don’t actually mean the same thing. One means the appellation of origin is controlled the other means the appellation of origin is protected. As Robin suggested in his article does this mean winemakers could “free” themselves from the “control” and label their wines AOP?

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