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Qualitätswein Bestimmter Anbaugebiete (QbA): Qualitätswein Bestimmter Anbaugebiete (QbA) German quality classification meaning "quality wine from designated cultivation areas." Producers may add sugar to these wines when grapes don’t meet the minimum levels of natural ripeness at harvest time. Usually a producer's basic level wine, inexpensive and meant for everyday drinking, though there are some exceptions.
Qualitätswein mit Prädikat (QmP): Qualitätswein mit Prädikat (QmP) Former German quality classification meaning "quality with distinction" and including Germany’s best wines. See Prädikatswein.
Quinta: Portuguese term for Estate.

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