Monday, March 16, 2009

EU Cracks Down on Labeling Rules -- Chateau Doomed!

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Ran into this over at The Good Grape. The EU has begun to crack down on labeling and now has to grant permission for US wine makers to use terms like "chateau," "clos," "late bottled vintage," "noble," "ruby/tawny," "sur lie" and even "vintage" on their labels or as part of their names -- if the wine is to be shipping into the EU. More at Vinography.

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1 comment:

The Urbanophile said...

In the EU, regulations (country of origin, environmental, competition, etc) are just protectionism and promotion of home industry under a false guise. The US needs to wake up on this.