Map of Carnon-Plage for Local TV is popular, too, in the light of little competition from the national channels. Newspapers and online media The Italian press is largely regionally based, with just a few newspapers available across the country. ITALIAN WINE LABELS The labelling of Italian wine is confusing. The Denominazione d’Origine Controllata (DOC) system was introduced in the 1960s followed by the Denominazione d’Origine Controllata e Garantita (DOCG) in the 1980s as a way of guaranteeing quality but it quickly became a mixed blessing. Though it’s undoubtedly true that the DOC and DOCG system helped lift standards of Italian wines, the laws have come under fire from both growers and critics for their rigidity, constraints and anomalies. They leave no room for the experimentation and modern methods that northern Italy, for one, specializes in. Increasingly, producers eager to experiment began to disregard the regulations and make new wines that were sometimes among Italy’s best, though they were officially labelled only table wine (vino da tavola). The Indicazione Geografica Tipica (IGT) was introduced in 1992 to enable producers to use geographical names and grape varieties on labels to help describe their wines something that has benefited the less traditional producers in particular. 38 BASICS FESTIVALS AND EVENTS The centre-left La Repubblica (Wrepubblica. Map of Carnon-Plage 2016.
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