Low alcohol 'wine' faces movement control order
17 Aug 2007 by Julia Harding MW
As reported here earlier this month, DB Wines (initiated by ConeTech) are trialling a reduced alcohol semi-sparkling wine called Sovio in a few selected pubs, bars and clubs in the south of England. In that article I congratulated them on having managed to navigate the web of regulations that might have got in the way of exporting the liquid from Spain or its labelling in the UK. Today I heard that the Wine Standards Branch of the UK’s Food Standards Agency (formerly the Wine Standards Board) has imposed a movement control order on the distributor of Sovio, effectively preventing any further delivery or sale of this product....

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