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Wine law term for a business that bottles wines or other containers and markets them under its name. This means that the marketer (e.g. the winery, the winegrowers' cooperative, the winery or the merchant) and the producer are not identical. According to wine labelling law, the bottler is responsible for the content or the product, even if he is or was not the producer and bought the wine from such a producer, bottled it and marketed it under his name. The name of the bottler and his company address must appear on the label.

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References to the bottler (bottled) in other countries begin with Imbottigliato (Italian), mise en bouteille (French), Embottelado (Spanish) and Engarrafado (Portuguese). Within the European Union, for non-quality wines (wine without geographical indications - formerly table wine, country wine), this is not followed by the name of the bottler but, for example, the code for a province (Italy) or a département (France). In Germany, the official inspection number contains the producer or bottler in the form of a numerical code. See also under producer bottling.

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