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.
This is a subject that brought a lot of opposition. The new spacing rules for the vines plantation has been recently enforced despite a strong diseagrement from a part of the winegrowers in Champagne.
Riesling is a particulary sensitive variety. Global warming makes wine growers thinking twice about a possible replacement for traditional varieties.
The UK government recently updated the rules regarding the protection of products names after leaving the EU. The government assures that the rules will comply with WTO's reglementation.
As for most wine and spirit, Cognac has some specifications from a legal point of view. The technical requirements (translated by "Cahier des charges" in French) is quite unique and deserves a closser look.
The OIV continues its mission of harmonizing the regulation of its members regarding wine making.
Chile adopted the 24th December 2019 a new reglementation on wine making for environmental and economical improvement but also agreed upon the use of water in the wine making process...
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