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Technical requirements, European Law

U-Label is ready for the new European reglementation

The EU published a reglementation for the wines companies to communicate mandatorily their list of ingredients for wines and aromatised wines. In order to assist companies with the technical elements, a platform was created by the CEEV and SpiritsEUROPE : U-Label. It is now fully fonctionnal and has already some companies using the platform.

Read the article on Ignacio Sanchez Ricarde's LinkedIn.

Featured, European Law, Labelling

Ingredients on wine label: a study on consumer’s perception

A study dealing with: "Wine labelling with the list of ingredients: context, consumer’s perception and future challenges" was just released in anticipation of the new European reglementation. The study questions the perception by the consumer of different types of ingredients on the label.

Read the study here.

Geographical Indications, European Law

New trade agreement between New-Zealand and the EU soon to be enforced

The New-Zealand Foreign Affairs and Trade Ministry just released a draft of an ongoing negociation for a Trade Agreement with the EU. As of yet, the Agreement offers to recognize and protect more than 2 000 european GI's.

Find the Agreement on NZ's Foreign Affairs and Trade website.

Featured, European Law

Wine Law in the European Union – Summer School – May 2022

The 11th edition of the Summer School will take place in Reims from 2 to 6 May 2022. The “Wine & Law in the EU” is a diploma course given in English, bringing together professors specializing in European and international wine law, and is aimed at an international audience of students and professionals specializing in European and international wine law.

More informations and application here.

European Law

The new CAP for the wine sector

Earlier this month, the UE published the new Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) for the wine sector. The CAP intends to work as a guideline for the sector's actors.

Learn more on the CEEV website.

Appellation of Origin, European Law

The Munich Higher Regional Court gives credit to the Champagne PDO

The case is well known: an ice cream with Champagne as an ingredient was briefly sold by Aldi. The Comité Champagne opposed Aldi the status of Champagne as a Protected Designation of Origin. After several decisions brought by the German and european authorities, the Munich Higher Regional Court gives credit to the world's most famous PDO.

Find the article on Decanter.

European Law

Geographical indications and traditional specialities guaranteed

The Commission released a study on European GIs and TSGs and their consistency through all the European countries.

See the article here.

European Law

The wine sector participation to “Europe’s Beating Cancer Plan”

Following the publication of the European Commission Communication on “Europe’s Beating Cancer Plan”, the wine sector, through CEEV's statement, assures its support to reducing the harmful use of alcohol.

Find the statement on CEEV's website.

Featured, European Law

The plans for future of IP policy in Europe

The European Concil recently published its conclusion about the policy regarding intellectual property in Europe. Keywords are transparency, efficiency and simplicity.

Find the Press release here.

European Law

New measures from the European Commission to support the wine sector

As stated by the European Commission, the wine sector is "among the hardest hit agri-food sectors” due to the Covid-19 pandemic. And the losses were “not compensated by home consumption”.
This is why the Commission announced new measures to support the wine business.

Find the details on the drinks business.

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