Tafelwein


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Tafelwein

(ˈtɑːfəlˌvaɪn)
n
(Cookery) German table wine
[C20: from German Tafel table + Wein wine]
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* Tafelwein: (TAH-fuh-vyn) Table wine or ordinary wine
Plain Tafelwein can have grapes grown outside Germany blended in.
Wine at this level is assumed to be higher quality than Tafelwein as some guidelines govern its production.
With German labels, this concept holds true as we move from Tafelwein up through Landwein to Qualitatswein bestimmte Anbaugebiete (often abbreviated to QbA), with each level being more specific and correspondingly higher quality.
Of the total harvest, about 79% was of white cultivars with a total of .4% tafelwein, 61.9% QbA and 37.7% QmP.
Even the wines from the lower rungs of classification, Tafelwein and Landwein, must indicate varietal and must, or sugar content.
Regional wine, a step above Tafelwein in quality in Germany's quality control laws.
Tafelwein (TAH-fuh-vyn) Table wine, the lowest level of quality for German wines.