How Many of These 16 Wines and Liquors of Protected Origin Have You Befriended?

Image credit: Anita Sukha / Thrillist
Image credit: Anita Sukha/Thrillist

It’s no coincidence that some regions of the world seem to be the exclusive provinces of certain spirits produced there. International wine and liquor laws are written with a level of specificity few would suspect and even fewer would take the time to examine unless to do so was their job. Thrillist.com has assembled a list of 16 liquors subject to such laws, in that they can each only be legally made in a designated geographical location and usually by very specific production methods. Woe to him that would refer to his bottle of crémant as “Champagne,” knowing it to have originated outside the northwest France region of the same name! The wrath of Bacchus awaits thee.

See the entire list, which includes details on the likes of Ouzo, Bourbon, Sahti, and more.

3 thoughts on “How Many of These 16 Wines and Liquors of Protected Origin Have You Befriended?

  • May 5, 2015 at 8:10 PM
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    I don’t drink Sherry for the fact that every time I see the word, the Franki Valli & the Four Seasons song plays in my head on repeat.

    • May 6, 2015 at 1:22 AM
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      Aw! Now that’s all I’ll be able to think of too!

      I dare say this may warrant a new game of #Boozesongs… (ignoring of course, any song that obviously references alcohol in its title)

      To Twitter! (points dramatically in random direction before remembering that Twitter is not itself a physical location…)

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