French Winegrowers and Wine Houses
EU law divides French wine into three categories: Vin de France (also called VSIG or Vin Sans Indication Géographique, formerly known as Vin de Table); IGP or Indication Géographique Protégée; and AOP/AOC or Vin de France d’Appellation d’Origine Protégée. Trade unions representing the French wine industry include UMVIN, the union for wine houses and wine brands; the CNIV (the trade association for appellation wine marketing boards); and ANIVIN, the trade union for Vin de France. There are also two public bodies under the aegis of the Department of Agriculture: FranceAgriMer whose role is to promote discussion between the agriculture and fishing sectors, to improve understanding of markets and how they work, and to manage national and EU funding; and the INAO (national institute for origin and quality), the public body with particular responsibility for regulating quality signs and labels including: Appellation d’Origine Contrôlée (AOC), Protected Designation of Origin (PDO), Protected Geographical Indication (PGI), Traditional Specialty Guaranteed (TSG), Label Rouge (LR) and organic farming (Agriculture Biologique or AB).
Exports by Wine Houses and Wine Brands