European Wine Reform 2008

European Union

Report Highlights:
The EU’s wine reform that was agreed on the last council meeting of 2007 includes measures to remove surplus and uncompetitive wine from the markets. The final proposal is watered down compared to the original proposal from the Commission. The grubbing-up scheme covers a smaller area, crises distillation will still be possible and chaptalization will continue to be allowed.
The reform will come into force on 1 August 2008.

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