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Adega cooperativa

Portuguese name for wine cooperative; look there.

Association of winegrowers with the aim of sharing resources, processing the grapes produced, and marketing the wine and thus achieving the effectiveness of large farms. Most of them operate their own winery. But there are also large cooperative wineries that work for several other cooperatives without their own winery. One of the most significant of these is the huge " Baden wine cellar "In Breisach in the German growing area to bathe one of the largest in Europe. The origins of such associations date back to the first third of the 19th century, when the profound economic and political changes of the early industrial age brought countless European winegrowers into dire straits. The liberal economic policy hit a non-organized, as well as in many wine-growing areas still technically very poorly trained winemakers.

The situation was aggravated by cheap ones mass wines from large wineries, increasing wine adulteration and as a culmination of the problems the appearance of imported from America phylloxera and...

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