In an effort to protect the consumer (some people see it differently) many, many wine-producing countries have developed complex systems of wine appellations. We are happy to help you demystify this information. There is a tremendous amount of information (and a lot of misinformation) so it's going to take while to complete this series of pages. Actually, because the wine industry is expanding so rapidly, these pages will never be completed. But we have having fun writing them, and hope you enjoy reading them and using them when purchasing and cellaring your wine.