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EU wine reform: as good as it gets
21 Dec 2007 by Julia Harding MW
The EU wine reform, officially summarised here , was, inevitably, a compromise. The original proposals (downloadable here ) put forward by EU Commissioner Mariann Fischer Boel were intended to put an end to ‘the almost systematic recourse to crisis distillation, an overly cautious grubbing-up policy, exaggerated use of enrichment practices, confusing labeling rules or somewhat rigid oenological practices … Not to mention a budget that, rather than being used as a lever for an effective restructuring of the sector, favours measures that have a limited and short term impact’. The document with the full details of...

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