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There are four classifications of wine with  laws governing each:

Appellation d'Origine Contrlle (AOC)
These are the finest and are highly regulated. On the label, note that the area of
origin will often replace "d'origine," as in Appellation "Bordeaux" Contre.

Appellation d'Origine Vin de Qualit Suprieure (AOVDQS)
These come in a very close second to AOC wines in quality & are also tightly controlled.

Vin de Pays
Most French varietal wines containing 100% of a particular variety are in this category.

Vin de Table
These are everyday table wines & represent about one-third of all the wine produced.
They offer consistent quality & value.

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