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Term used in Austria and Germany for Perlwein (look there). This is actually misleading for the consumer, because such wines are usually not "secco" (Italian for dry ). The association with Prosecco (formerly a grape variety, now a region - often wrongly assumed to be a synonym for sparkling wine) is confusing. See also a list of the different types of wine below winemaking,

The well-known wine author Prof. Dr. Hans-Jörg cook writes the following in the "Weinrecht Comment" on this topic: The term "Secco", which is based on the Italian grape variety "Prosecco", has become common in German language and is not considered misleading by the wine control, although there is a risk of confusion according to language and -noise exists and such products are not "dry" ("secco").

A detailed description of sparkling wine production can be found at champagne, Complete lists of the numerous cellar techniques, as well as the types of wine, sparkling wine and distillate regulated by wine are below winemaking contain. There is extensive wine law information under the keyword wine law,

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