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Protected origin

>> Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Many wine regions are very keen to protect their name. It is also becoming increasingly common for other things: cheese, ham, chicken and even a certain kind of lace (no not that kind) have protected names through ‘appellation controllĂ©e’ or similar. The most fanatic name protectors are the champenois who have fought a name battle for long. Five famous names have now banded together and created what they call “Discover the Origin”. It is primarily a site with information about the five products: burgundy wine, port, wine from the Douro Valley, Parma ham, and Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese (parmesan cheese). They are running the campaign, and sharing information, recipes, and various sort of information on their new site:

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