Research

The Guild of Sommeliers maintains a compendium of wine law information, producer profiles, regional maps, and other data. Generated by Guild staff and our members, the compendium is the best database of appellation law anywhere on the web and an encyclopedic resource for sommeliers.

From the etymology of lieux-dits in Burgundy and the varieties authorized for Rioja blanco to climate data in the Hunter Valley and classic descriptors for Rheingau Riesling, it's all in our compendium! Producer profiles cover classic regions around the globe; check out short histories, vineyard holdings, winemaking data—you can even vote on your favorites. Membership is required to access the Compendium and other research material.

Example Compendium Entry:
Gevrey-Chambertin

Example Producer Profile:
Domain Jamet

Example Map:
Chile