Reserve (Wine)

by Staff Writer - C. Barnett | January 03, 2012

The term “reserve” comes from a tradition that winemakers who would “reserve” some of their best wines instead of selling it right away.

There is no actual legal definition for Reserve (wine) in the United States, but it is implied that Reserve wines are aged longer and are of better quality. You can find the term 'reserve' on the label of many wine bottles. Since there is no formal definition for a Reserve wine, winemakers attempt to make the distinction and market their Reserve wines as a premium or high quality wine.

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