Basic level of German quality wine. The wine must come from one of the Anbaugebiete areas, be made from permitted grape varieties, and minimum must weights are laid down. That said, it is not a great guarantee of quality.
Quality wine. See 'QbA', 'QmP'.
Qualittswein mit Pradikat
Higher level of German quality wine. Within this category, wines are classified in ascending order according to the must weight achieved: Kabinett, Sptlese, Auslese, Beerenauslese, and Trockenbeerenauslese. The sweetness varies considerably within each category and Auslese, for example, can range from bone dry through to lusciously sweet.
Unit of weight equal to 100 kg.
Quality wine produced in a specified region. The generic EU term for quality wines such as the French AC, the Italian DOC/G, the Spanish DO/DOCa, and the German QbA/QmP.